The Texas Rangers have been battling the injury bug all season and it doesn’t seem to be stopping. The Rangers’ ace Yu Darvish is scheduled to see the team doctor Thursday night to get an update on the inflammation in his right elbow. Even if things come back clean tonight, he probably won’t return this season. There basically won’t be enough time for him to start a throwing program and to have time to make a start.
He is at the point in the his disable list stint where he’s starting to lose bonus money. His contract status that if his is on the disabled list for more than 30 days he’ll lose money for each day. It isn’t much of course and really doesn’t matter. It comes out to a total of about $135,000.
Also, Robinson Chirinos and Miles Mikolas have been bitten by the bug. Chirinos took a foul ball to the mask earlier this week and has been suffering from neck stiffness. Also, Miles Mikolas has been suffering through shoulder fatigue. Both received injections today and are set to return in a couple of days.
Hopefully with just a little under a month go to the injuries will stop. Also, hopefully the Texas Rangers won’t have to use the disabled list anymore. At this point if anything serious does happen it could mean players are not ready for next season.