SURPRISE, ARIZ. — Yu Darvish will have an MRI today, and the Texas Rangers should have the results by tomorrow. Darvish left Thursday’s game with tightness in his right triceps after pitching one inning.
When Yu Darvish spoke to Japanese media after the game he stated he felt the tightness before the game but still felt he was OK to pitch. Yesterday Darvish said there wasn’t anything to worry about. Still, Rangers fans began to worry.
Despite feeling better this morning, Texas Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine announced Yu Darvish will see team physician Dr. Keith Meister for further evaluation. Levine stated we should not be concerned or at least until Dr. Meister tells us to:
I think that is much easier said than done. Yu Darvish is the Texas Rangers’ ace, the star of the starting rotation. Not only does the club rely on him to be healthy and stay healthy, so do the fans.
What bothers me and has always bothered me about Darvish is that he seems to not tell anyone when something is hurting. I understand this is probably a cultural difference, but I need him to understand that the Rangers need him therefore, he needs to let Mike Maddux or Jeff Banister when his arm/body feels “off.”
I love the part of Yu Darvish that just wants to push through the pain and get his job done. I do, I really do. I just want him to realize how important he is to the team and to speak up and err on the side caution.
This is only Spring Training, no need to push through anything. Especially after last season.
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