Sun Sentinel
Texas Rangers
Career W-L
39-24
 
Career ERA
3.23
Name  Yu Darvish
Born  8/16/1986
Height  6-5
Weight  215
Number  11
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/18/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Friday at Toronto.
Insight: Darvish gave up one run on five hits to get his ninth win. The right-hander has a 2.88 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 154 Ks in 122 innings this season, so he's been exactly what fantasy owners expected.
 
7/8/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish was hit in the head by a line drive while throwing in the outfield during batting practice Tuesday, but Darvish is expected to start Wednesday, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Darvish was examined by a team doctor Tuesday night and he'll be checked again Wednesday, but he should be good to go against the Astros, a team he's nearly no-hit three times since the start of 2013.
 
7/3/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: The Rangers have pushed Yu Darvish back from Thursday to Friday due to the uncertainty of the weather, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: The Rangers don't want Darvish to start Thursday and then have to come out due to a lengthy rain delay. Darvish will start Friday against the Mets instead and Scott Baker will take the ball Thursday against the Orioles.
 
6/28/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Rangers ace Yu Darvish ended a personal two-game losing streak Saturday against the Twins.
Insight: Darvish (8-4, 2.42 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) struck out 10 and walked over over eight shutout innings. He's allowed zero runs in six of his 15 starts this season. After giving up 1.12 HR/9 last season, he's allowed just 0.60 this year.
 
6/11/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Rangers ace Yu Darvish earned his first career shutout Wednesday against Miami.
Insight: With the way he's pitched since coming onto the scene in 2012, it's hard to believe Darvish didn't have a shutout until now. His tidy 2.11 ERA is among the best in the major leagues and Darvish is one of just six big league pitchers with 100 or more strikeouts this season. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against Oakland.
 
6/1/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: Texas right-hander Yu Darvish was dominant Sunday in his return to the starting rotation.
Insight: He delivered 12 punchouts over eight scoreless frames. Opposing hitters are now batting just .210 against Darvish (5-2, 2.08 ERA) in 2014. When healthy, Darvish is a top-ten fantasy pitcher.
 
5/29/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: The Rangers have moved Yu Darvish's start back to Sunday. Previously, the right-hander told reporters he would pitch Saturday against Washington. SOURCE: Gerry Fraley, Dallas Morning News
Insight: Darvish (4-2, 2.35 ERA) has been dealing with neck stiffness but it looks like the injury will only cost him one start. Nick Tepesch (2-0, 2.95 ERA) will start Saturday's game.
 
5/28/2014 7:20:00 PM
Description: Texas right-hander Yu Darvish expects to make his scheduled appearance Saturday against Washington. SOURCE: Jeff Wilson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Insight: He missed Tuesday's start because of a stiff neck. If Darvish (4-2, 2.35 ERA) can't pitch Saturday, Nick Tepesch (2-0, 2.95 ERA) would get the start instead.
 
5/27/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish's MRI results were "unremarkable," which means he has no structural damage, according to T.R. Sullivan of mlb.com.
Insight: Darvish was scratched from Tuesday's start after waking up with neck stiffness. He missed Opening Day with the same injury but was able to return on April 6.
 
5/27/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish has been scratched from Tuesday's start due to a stiff neck, according to the team.
Insight: Fantasy owners don't want to hear this, but he is scheduled for an MRI. He missed Opening Day with the same injury. He's 4-2 with a 2.35 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 71 strikeouts in 61.1 IP. Scott Baker will make the start.
 
Hot5/9/2014 11:09:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish had a no-hitter for 8 2/3 innings Friday but allowed a single to David Ortiz. He ended up striking out 12 batters in 8 2/3 scoreless frames to win his third game of the year.
Insight: This has happened to Darvish before -- he had a perfect game going in his first start of 2013 but lost it with two outs in the ninth. The right-hander's perfect game on Friday was spoiled by Ortiz in the seventh when the DH's popup landed between defenders in shallow right field, but the official scorer in Texas ruled it an error on Alex Rios.
 
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.