Found July 18, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
A back strain kept Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish out of this week's All-Star Game, but if all goes well during tomorrow's bullpen session the team expects to get the right-hander back on Monday for their series opener against the New York Yankees, according to Gerry Fraley of The Dallas News. Darvish was once again selected to represent the American League in the All-Star Game. He participated in all activities with the AL squad, according to Fraley, but he was scratched from the game itself due to an upper back strain. The injury forced Darvish to the disabled list prior to the break, but the Rangers have indicated from its onset that they weren't concerned by the ailment. While Darvish played catch with friend and Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, he did not throw off a mound during his time with the All-Star team. He is slated to do so tomorrow during his bullpen session, and if all goes well the Rangers expect to activate him for Monday's start. Prior to his injury, Darvish had been improving on his rookie season. Over 18 starts, the 26-year-old has posted an ERA and WHIP of 3.02 and 1.047 with a 3.83 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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