The Texas Rangers season has been marred by the use of the disabled list this season. Now their ace pitcher Yu Darvish is on the 15-day disabled list.
Darvish to disabled list with sore elbow. Had problems today playing catch on outfield
— Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) August 13, 2014
That is something that is going to make every Texas Rangers fan cringe. Things this season have already been bad with the loss of Matt Harrison, Martin Perez, Derek Holland and several others on the pitching staff.
Yu Darvish placed on disabled list with right elbow inflammation, as Rangers’ historic season of injuries trudges forward. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) August 13, 2014
Yu Darvish marks the 24th time the disabled list has been used this season and joins 13 others currently on the list. He will visit with the team doctor tomorrow to determine more. Currently he’s being listed out due to right elbow inflammation.
Darvish first felt tightness in elbow when playing catch on Monday. He will undergo further testing and evaluation.
— John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 13, 2014
During his last outing against the Houston Astros he was roughed up a little bit and didn’t look himself. He only lasted 4.0 innings giving up 6 runs (5 earned) and 13 hits. That outing was very uncharacteristic of him.
He’s been trying since Monday to have a catch, but each time he’s felt discomfort and it was decided after he felt more discomfort today to move him to the disabled list to ensure there isn’t something seriously wrong.
Hopefully everything will check out fine. Before the season started he was having issues with his neck, but the results from that visit turned up nothing and he was quickly back on the mound.
This issue appears to be a bit more serious. With the elbow inflmation could mean there is something going on and that dreaded term Tommy John surgery tends to come up. If he does have to have surgery, that will mean he’ll miss the entire 2015 season. If that is the case, the Rangers will have a hard time being a contender in the division without their ace.
Hopefully everything at this point is just precautionary. It’s easy to jump to conclusions, but with the way things have happened this season for the Texas Rangers it wouldn’t be a surprise if he is out for the rest of the season.