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Yu Darvish pitched through nerve problem in lower back and buttocks

Oct 2, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

Texas Rangers pitcher Darvish reacts after a hit by Houston Astros' Gonzalez goes through his legs in their MLB American League baseball game in Houston Reuters

Yu Darvish exited his September 9 start with what the Rangers called leg cramping and was visited by a trainer early in his final start of the season last week, so this news makes sense: Todd Willis of ESPN Dallas reports that Darvish “suffered from a nerve problem in his lower back and buttocks area in September.”

According to Willis he pitched through the injury for the entire month, which makes his 3.34 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 35 innings pretty damn impressive considering his velocity was down.

Rangers manager Ron Washington repeatedly declined to share the details of Darvish’s health status when asked at various points last month and in reporting that Darvish suffered from sciatica Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News was unable to get a comment from Darvish or general manager Jon Daniels.

  1. spudchukar - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:36 PM


  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    The old Yoga “sun salutations” did wonders for my sciatica.

  3. chip56 - Oct 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    That musta been a real pain in the ass.

  4. jayquintana - Oct 2, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    He wasn’t an ace in September, that’s for sure. I guess this is welcome news.

  5. mc1439 - Oct 2, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Poor Yu!

  6. mikhelb - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Lina said: “¡Ay papashito, ven y te sobo!”.

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