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Career W-L
30-18
 
Career ERA
3.23
Name  Yu Darvish
Born  8/16/1986
Height  6-5
Weight  215
Number  11
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot4/14/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish has a cut on his right thumb but expects to make his next start on Wednsday against the Mariners. SOURCE: foxsportssouthwest.com
Insight: He cut the thumb with his index finger while throwing a curveball during his last start. "Even when I was throwing it didn't hurt me," said Darvish. "I've done this so many times that probably the nerve isn't working anymore so it didn't hurt me at all." Darvish has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP in two starts this season.
 
Hot4/11/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish tossed eight innings of one-hit baseball Friday against the Astros but took a no decision.
Insight: Darvish nearly had a no-hitter a couple of times against the Astros last year and took a perfect game into the sixth inning Friday, but Texas didn't score off Scott Feldman. Darvish has a 0.00 ERA and a 15/2 K/BB in 15 innings this season.
 
4/6/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish was phenomenal Sunday in a win against Tampa Bay.
Insight: In his season debut, Darvish limited the Rays to seven hits and one walk over seven scoreless frames. His next start is scheduled for Saturday versus Houston.
 
4/3/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Texas ace Yu Darvish will make his 2014 debut Sunday versus Tampa Bay. SOURCE: Anthony Andro, Fox Sports Southwest
Insight: He missed Opening Day because of neck stiffness. Darvish allowed two runs in five innings in his only start against the Rays last season.
 
4/1/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish (neck) threw 86 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday, according to Anthony Andro of foxsportssouthwest.com.
Insight: Darvish was scratched from Opening Day and placed on the disabled list due to a stiff neck. If he has no discomfort Wednesday, he'll most likely start this weekend when he's first eligible to return.
 
3/30/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: The Rangers have placed Yu Darvish (neck) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21.
Insight: Darvish didn't respond to treatment on his stiff neck and was scratched from his Opening Day start, though his MRI revealed no structural damage. The right-hander threw a 32-pitch bullpen session Sunday and had no physical issues, according to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas. He'll resume a throwing program Tuesday and should be ready to start next weekend.
 
3/26/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish has no structural damage in his neck, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Fantasy owners can breath a long sigh of relief. Darvish was sent back to Texas Wednesday for tests after his stiff neck did not respond to treatment. He won't pitch on Opening Day, but he'll play catch Saturday and may not need a DL stint.
 
3/25/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish will not start Opening Day due to a stiff neck, according to T.R. Sullivan of mlb.com.
Insight: Darvish is being sent to Texas for further examinations. The Rangers are concerned that the right-hander has additional issues besides a stiff neck.
 
3/24/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: Yu Darvish has been dealing with a sore neck and it could cost him his Opening Day assignment.
Insight: Darvish (13-9, 2.83 ERA) was a strikeout machine posting 277 last season and the ace of many fantasy staffs. This is just a bump in the road and shouldn't change his season-long fantasy value.
 
2/25/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Yu Darvish has already been named the Rangers' Opening Day starter. SOURCE: Richard Durrett, ESPN Dallas
Insight: That means he'll get the start March 31st against Philadelphia. The 277 strikeouts Darvish (13-9, 2.83 ERA) racked up last season were the most we've seen in the majors since 2004. That year, Randy Johnson led the league with 290 K's.
 
9/14/2013 8:31:00 PM
Description: Rangers ace Yu Darvish just can't seem to catch a break. He was handed another loss Saturday despite allowing just one run in seven innings against Oakland.
Insight: He's now lost four straight decisions. Darvish (12-9, 2.79 ERA) has been on the wrong end of an incredible four 1-0 games this season. Three of those games have come over the last month and a half, which is about how long Texas has been without its best hitter Nelson Cruz (he's serving a 50-game PED suspension). Maybe Darvish's luck will change in his next start Thursday against Kansas City.
 
9/10/2013 10:43:00 AM
Description: Texas starter Yu Darvish left Monday's game due to cramping in his right leg, but it should not effect his next start.
Insight: Darvish (12-8, 2.84 ERA) has now gone almost a month since his last victory (August 12th against Houston). He pitched well though, yielding just four hits and one run to the Pirates over seven innings.
 
9/9/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: Texas starter Yu Darvish was the tough-luck loser Monday night versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Most nights, giving up one run in seven innings would put you in a great position to win the game. But that wasn't in the cards for Darvish on Monday as the Rangers fell by a final score of 1-0. Darvish (12-8, 2.84 ERA) has now gone almost a month since his last victory (August 12th against Houston).
 
8/12/2013 6:24:00 PM
Description: Rangers ace Yu Darvish notched his 12th win of the season Monday and he did it in spectacular fashion, limiting the Astros to just one hit in eight masterful innings.
Insight: Catcher Carlos Corporan broke up the no-hitter with one out in the eighth inning. Darvish finished the game with 15 strikeouts, a career-high. ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling compared the outing to watching Michaelangelo paint or listening to Beethoven play the piano. Darvish (12-5, 2.64 ERA) is now on pace for 282 strikeouts this season. No pitcher has reached that total since 2004 when Randy Johnson led the majors with 290 K's. If you haven't figured it out yet, this guy is the real deal.
 
8/8/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: Texas righthander Yu Darvish felt tightness in his gluteus maximus Tuesday against the Angels. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: The hope is that it won't prevent him from making his next start Monday against Houston. The 26-year-old is 3-1 with a 1.37 ERA and 35 strikeouts since the All-Star break.
 
8/1/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish fanned 14 batters and didn't walk anyone over seven scoreless innings Thursday night against Arizona.
Insight: The major league strikeout leader extended his lead over Matt Harvey, who also pitched Saturday and struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings. Darvish has struck out 186 batters in 138 2/3 innings this year, a dominating 12.07 K/9.
 
7/27/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: Rangers righthander Yu Darvish dropped to 9-5 after taking a loss Saturday versus Cleveland.
Insight: Darvish actually had an outstanding game (6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 11 K's) but Justin Masterson was even better for the Indians (7 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 8 K's). Maybe Darvish's offense will score more runs for him next time out against the Diamondbacks.
 
7/22/2013 10:23:00 PM
Description: Texas ace Yu Darvish was dominant Monday in his return to the starting rotation.
Insight: Darvish allowed just two hits in 6 1/3 shutout innings as the Rangers rolled past the Yankees for a 3-0 victory. Even after missing his last start, Darvish still leads the majors in strikeouts (161 K's in 125 2/3 innings).
 
7/22/2013 12:43:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish (back) is expected to return to the rotation on Monday.
Insight: Darvish was placed on the disabled list Wednesday due to a minor strain in his upper back, but doctors gave him a clean bill of health Thursday. He missed one start and the All-Star game.
 
7/11/2013 5:41:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish (back) is expected to return to the rotation on July 22, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Darvish was placed on the disabled list Wednesday due to a minor strain in his upper back, but doctors gave him a clean bill of health Thursday. He'll miss one start and the All-Star game, but that's it.