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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 (elbow) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session on Sunday.
The right-hander continues to make progress in his recovery from a right elbow impingement. He's still at least a couple of weeks away from a potential return to the Cubs however. Aug 11 - 1:49 PM

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Cubs transferred RHP Yu Darvish from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jorge De La Rosa. It's purely a procedural move, as Darvish has already missed more than 60 days of action. Darvish threw a simulated game Wednesday and is slated to throw another one this weekend.
Aug 10 - 11:04 AM

Yu Darvish (elbow) got through a 33-pitch simulated game with no issues Wednesday.

Assuming he recovers with no problems, Darvish will throw another simulated game in a few days and will extend his pitch count. The veteran right-hander obviously still has a ways to go as he works his way back from a right elbow impingement, but he's made nice progress recently.
Aug 8 - 6:49 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will throw a simulated game Wednesday.

Darvish has thrown a few bullpen sessions and played catch Monday. He'll face hitters in a couple days and a rehab assignment would presumably come shortly after that. Darvish has been on the shelf since late May with a right elbow impingement.
Aug 6 - 4:57 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw 55 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

The right-hander claims that he is now over his elbow and back issues and is getting closer to a return. The Cubs are still hopeful that he'll be able to rejoin the big league rotation before the end of August.
Aug 4 - 1:11 PM

Yu Darvish told reporters that he "felt good" after his bullpen session.

Darvish is now scheduled to throw two "innings" in a simulated game on Saturday. It's excellent news for the right-hander, who has been on the disabled list on May 27 as he deals with an elbow impingement he suffered while recovering from tendinitis in his triceps. It's still unknown when Darvish will rejoin the rotation, but there's a chance he could be making rehab starts again soon, giving him a chance to pitch for the Cubs before the end of August.
Aug 1 - 6:35 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

Darvish told reporters afterward that it was the first time he felt no discomfort in his elbow from his first warm-up throw to his final pitch off the mound. The right-hander should soon advance to simulated work and then eventually a minor league rehab assignment. It's possible he could rejoin the Cubs' rotation before the end of August.
Jul 31 - 6:21 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will throw another bullpen session this weekend in St. Louis.

It'll probably happen Friday. Darvish made it through a light 16-pitch mound workout Tuesday without issue and is now ready to step up the intensity a bit. There is still no timetable for his return to the Cubs' rotation. He's been out since May 20 with triceps and elbow issues.
Jul 25 - 12:56 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw a 16-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that it went well and that he will an offer update Wednesday as to what comes next for the rehabbing right-hander. Darvish has worked only 40 innings (eight starts) with Chicago this season and he last pitched in a major league game back on May 20. He figures to need multiple minor league rehab starts.
Jul 24 - 5:45 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) played catch again Sunday.

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Darvish felt good and the next step for the right-hander will be to throw off a mound. It's obviously a big step for Darvish, but he remains a long ways away from rejoining the rotation. He's been out since late May with a right elbow impingement.
Jul 22 - 1:32 PM

Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey said Yu Darvish (elbow, triceps) is still "weeks away" from returning.

Darvish was expected to resume mound work soon, but no mention was made of that on Thursday ahead of Chicago's first-half opener against St. Louis. The right-hander has seen numerous starts and stops throughout his rehab. He hasn't thrown a pitch in a big league setting since May 20. With Darvish still ailing, perhaps the Cubs will look to add an arm at the upcoming trade deadline.
Jul 19 - 6:46 PM

Yu Darvish (triceps, elbow) said Saturday he hopes to throw off a mound next weekend.

He told reporters that he's feeling better, and the mound session -- the first since his setback in late June -- would punctuate that. Darvish hit the disabled list in late May with triceps tendinitis and was diagnosed with an elbow impingement late last month. There remains no timetable for his return, though his progress is encouraging.
Jul 14 - 9:04 PM

Yu Darvish (triceps, elbow) played catch Monday.

It's the first time he's thrown since he had a setback in late June. Darvish initially went on the disabled list back in late May with triceps tendinitis but was more recently diagnosed with an elbow impingement. The Cubs are obviously going to bring the right-hander along slowly.
Jul 9 - 5:51 PM

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Friday that Yu Darvish (triceps, elbow) is feeling much better.

Darvish has yet to resume throwing, though, so it's not much of a progress report. He will start a strengthening program soon but it's still up in the air as to when he'll get on a mound again. It's going to be a while, obviously.
Jul 6 - 1:09 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday that he is unsure when Yu Darvish (triceps, elbow) will resume throwing.

Darvish landed on the disabled list back on May 23 with tendinitis in his right triceps and was then diagnosed with a right elbow impingement last week. He got a cortisone shot Friday and the Cubs are hoping that might get him over the hump in his rehab, but it's all up in the air at the moment. "We're trying to derive a plan to get him back out there as soon as possible," Maddon said. "It's, 'How are you feeling? Tell me what you think?' and he did. It's a matter of everyone getting on the same page and moving forward. I did tell him how eager we are to get him back and how important it is for us getting to the playoffs and winning the World Series to have him part of this." The $126 million starter remains out indefinitely.
Jul 5 - 10:39 AM

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