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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Yu Darvish allowed just one run on two hits while striking out seven in a 6-1 win over the Reds on Sunday.
Darvish struggled out of the gate with his command, and it didn’t look like it would be a long outing for the right-hander after he allowed a run in a laboring first. He didn’t give up a run for the rest of the game, and he kept the Cincinnati lineup off balance all afternoon. The strong start lowers Darvish’s ERA to 4.95, and the seven strikeouts give him 49 in 40 innings. He’ll be back on the bump on Sunday against the Giants. May 20 - 4:15 PM

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Yu Darvish was lifted after allowing one run in four innings Tuesday against the Braves in his return from the disabled list.

Darvish, who was returning from a virus, reportedly was dealing with some leg cramps in the outing, though he wanted to keep pitching. At least he was effective before exiting, striking out five and walking two. The run scored on a homer from Ender Inciarte.
May 15 - 10:46 PM

Cubs activated RHP Yu Darvish from the 10-day disabled list.

Darvish will return to the Cubs' rotation on Tuesday night in Atlanta after missing 10 days with a flu bug. Hopefully the time off will help him reset himself, as the $126 million right-hander had registered a 6.00 ERA through his first six starts this season with the Cubs.
May 15 - 4:11 PM

Yu Darvish's (flu) return from the disabled list has been pushed back a day to Tuesday in Atlanta.

The Cubs are simply giving him an extra day to recover from a parainfluenza virus. Jose Quintana will move up a day to Monday to start on regular rest versus the Braves in their makeup game at home versus the Braves.
May 11 - 12:05 PM

Cubs placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 4, with a parainfluenza virus.

Darvish had been slated to start Tuesday against the Marlins, but it looks like that nod will now go to Jen-Ho Tseng. Darvish would figure to have a good chance to be activated when first eligible early next week.
May 7 - 7:55 PM

Yu Darvish was lit up for seven hits and six runs (five earned) over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Cubs’ loss to the Rockies.

He struck out eight and walked three. Darvish got off to a rocky start (no pun intended), serving up a two-run shot to Nolan Arenado in the first. That was one of three home runs allowed by Darvish, who also yielded solo blasts to Trevor Story and Chris Iannetta, both in the fifth inning. The 86-pitch outing was Darvish’s shortest of the year. The right-hander has yet to win in a Cubs uniform and now sports an ugly 6.00 ERA in six starts for his new club. He’ll have a chance to redeem himself Tuesday against the Marlins.
May 2 - 7:13 PM

Yu Darvish bounced back from a couple rough outings to hold the Brewers to just one unearned run over six frames in Friday's 3-2 win.

Darvish was sharp in this one, yielding just three hits and two walks while recording eight strikeouts. The only run charged to his ledger scored after an error by right fielder Jason Heyward. Darvish even added a double at the plate, which was one of only seven hits the Cubs had. He had to settle for a no-decision Friday and is still looking for his first win as a Cub, but Darvish does have 29 strikeouts over 25 2/3 frames. He'll get the Rockies at home next.
Apr 27 - 6:15 PM

Yu Darvish allowed one hit through his first four innings before proceeding to allow five runs in the fifth, exiting after 4 2/3 in a loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

The contrast doesn't get much more stark than owning a one-hitter one minute then giving up five runs -- all with two outs, no less -- in less than an inning of work. It happened that quickly for Darvish, though, and it was his command -- he walked two, including Rockies starter Tyler Anderson, to get the rally started -- that betrayed him as much as anything. The high-profile marriage hasn't been great for Darvish and the Cubs in the early going, as the 31-year-old now owns a 6.86 ERA and 1.63 WHIP through his first four starts in Chicago. He'll try to get on track Friday against the division-rival Brewers.
Apr 21 - 11:20 PM

Yu Darvish was touched up for four runs on nine hits and four walks over just 4 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Braves.

Darvish seemed to be unnerved after getting called for a balk in the fifth inning. After striking out Freddie Freeman for the second out of the frame, he threw a wild pitch to allow the first run of the game to come home. The righty then surrendered three straight hits, punctuated by Preston Tucker's three-run longball. Darvish has now posted two clunkers sandwiched around a nice outing. He'll hope for better results against the Cardinals in his next start.
Apr 13 - 5:53 PM

Yu Darvish was sharp in his second start for the Cubs, limiting the Brewers to one run over six innings and striking out nine in a no-decision.

Darvish allowed just two hits and walked one. The only damage came on Eric Thames' homer. Darvish will get the Braves next time out on Thursday.
Apr 7 - 7:46 PM

Making his first start with the Cubs on Saturday, Yu Darvish surrendered five runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision against the Marlins in what ended as a 10-6, 10-inning win for his squad.

Darvish signed on with the Cubs on a six-year, $126 million contract over the winter. Not the best of first impressions on Saturday. Matters started out poorly enough, with Darvish surrendering a two-run home run to Derek Dietrich in the first inning. The Cubbies offense would have his back after that early mistake, though, tying the game up one inning later and then pushing out to a 5-2 lead via a three-run fifth inning. Darvish would not allow that to last, coming right back in the bottom of the frame to surrender three runs on RBI hits by Lewis Brinson and Starlin Castro. The 31-year-old right-hander finished his afternoon's work having struck out four and walked two. Inauspicious as this outing might have been, there will be much, much better days ahead for Darvish. He remains a top-flight fantasy option. Up next on the docket as he tries to settle into the season, a road start against the Brewers.
Mar 31 - 11:23 PM

Yu Darvish yielded one run over three innings in an exhibition start Monday night against the Red Sox.

Darvish gave up four hits and one walk without registering a strikeout, but he might have been working on some things in what was his final appearance of the spring. The 31-year-old right-hander posted a sharp 2.76 ERA, 0.857 WHIP, and 20/4 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings in the Cactus League. He can be a top-tier fantasy starter with the Cubs this season.
Mar 26 - 7:58 PM

Yu Darvish looked sharp on Wednesday, surrendering just three hits and one run over six dominant frames in the Cubs’ Cactus League win over the Rangers.

He fanned seven while allowing just one walk. Darvish served up a solo home run to Juan Centeno in the third but that was his only blemish in an otherwise flawless performance against his former team. The right-hander showed off some unusual mechanics on Wednesday—he seems to have added a more pronounced hitch to his delivery this year. Whatever he’s doing must be working as Darvish has pitched to a solid 2.76 ERA over four Cactus League starts.
Mar 21 - 7:18 PM

Yu Darvish spun five innings of one-run ball in Friday’s 6-3 win over the White Sox.

Making his third start of the spring, Darvish limited the White Sox to three hits while walking one and striking out four. He hit 98 mph on the radar gun at Camelback Ranch. The Cubs’ big free agent addition appears primed to start the season. By staying in the National League, Darvish should be considered a fringe top-10 starting pitcher in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 16 - 9:38 PM

Yu Darvish struck out five hitters in his 3 1/3 innings of work against the Athletics on Sunday.

Darvish allowed just one run, but he did give up four hits and walked one, so there were baserunners to be found on Sunday. Still, the big takeaway here is the five strikeouts, as the newest member of the Cubs' rotation has missed plenty of bats in his first two outings of the spring. There's certainly some risk with the 31-year-old Darvish, but the potential reward most definitely outweighs it.
Mar 11 - 5:16 PM

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