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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Yu Darvish officially shut down for season

By on 9/07/2014 10:45:00 AM

The Texas Rangers have suffered through a 53-89 record this season, last in the American League West. Injuries have haunted the Rangers all season, and the team currently has 14 players on the disabled list. The news gets worse on the injury front, as pitcher Yu Darvish was officially shut down for the rest of the season due to an elbow injury.

I reported on September 5 that Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that Darvish has improved from a symptoms standpoint, but he hasn't started throwing and was unlikely to pitch again this season.

An update on Darvish, as reported by Randy Jennings of, is that Daniels said the Rangers have officially shut down Darvish for the rest of the season, noting that the Rangers wouldn't gain anything by having him pitch at this point.

Although Darvish is disappointed, he knows the decision to be shut down is the wise choice.
"I think we've all made the right decision in shutting it down. Even if I wanted, the medical staff are experts in what they do, so I have to go by what they say. I'm glad that we were able to detect this at the early stage."

Darvish, in his third Major League season, is 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 22 starts.  In 144 1/3 innings, he's allowed 133 hits and stuck out 182.  Darvish has a career record of 39-25 with an ERA of 3.27. In 545 1/3 innings, he's allowed only 434 hits and struck out 680.  

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