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Has Hamels effectively offset Darvish's absence in Texas?

When the Texas Rangers pulled off a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies for Cole Hamels prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline, it left some observers scratching their heads. On that date, Texas was 50-52, seven games behind the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West and fielding a makeshift rotation that was without ace Yu Darvish (Tommy John surgery) and Derek Holland...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Darvish update: Rangers' ace reports 'nothing negative' with TJ recovery progress

The Texas Rangers are in the thick of the postseason race and have done so without the services of ace Yu Darvish.  Even with him undergoing Tommy John surgery prior to Opening Day, the Rangers have surpassed expectations thanks to the diligent work of manager Jeff Banister and his staff. Meanwhile, Darvish has been going through the tedious recovery and rehab work that goes along...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

The Texas Rangers were dealt a serious blow on Friday as it was announced that starting pitcher Yu Darvish would undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the 2015 season. Darvish and the team sought several opinions before deciding the 28-year-old should have surgery, but with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, this was always going to be the outcome....
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The silver lining to Yu Darvish's injury

Yu Darvish is probably going to require Tommy John surgery. As Jeff noted yesterday, this is a blow to the Rangers already slim playoff odds, and now our projections have them as perhaps the worst team in the American League. After last year’s debacle, the team was hoping for a big bounce back, but that […]
Via Fangraphs
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish might need Tommy John surgery

This is why we can’t have nice things. Rangers ace Yu Darvish has a sprained UCL, and Tommy John surgery is on the table. Darvish has sprain of UCL in elbow. TJ is a possibility. To have more consultation — Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) March 7, 2015   Darvish left his start on Thursday with tightness in his triceps. The 28-year old Japanese star was shut down last August...
Via The Outside Corner
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish on notion he quit on Rangers: ‘That’s BS‘

Yu Darvish is working on his English, in part so he can convey his feelings as accurately as possible. He already has the curse words down. Darvish on Sunday gave his first press conference in English since joining the Rangers in 2012, and his top priority was to emphasize that he did not quit on...Read More
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish blames batter's folks for 'creating a great hitter'

Your browser does not support iframes.Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish jokingly blamed the parents of New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner for "creating a great hitter" after Gardner hit two solo home runs against him during Monday night's game at Globe Life Park.Reporters asked Darvish about the expression he made on the mound after the second home run he gave up to Gardner...
Via Holdout Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish strikes out Adam LaRoche with 59 mph curveball

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has an arsenal of nasty pitches, which should probably make what he did Sunday illegal. Darvish turned in one of his best outings of the season, as he struck out 12 Washington Nationals over eight scoreless innings in helping the Rangers to a 2-0 win. Darvish’s 12 strikeouts matched a season high, and he lowered his ERA to 2.08 in the process. Of...
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers scratch Darvish from start

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, who was slated to start Tuesday's game against Minnesota, was scratched from the start because of a stiff neck. Darvish opened the season on the disabled list because of a stiff neck and said that the symptoms he's experiencing are similar to that. Darvish woke up with a stiff neck and received treatment and while it felt better, he still wasn't cleared...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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