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MRI results on Yu Darvish’s neck: “unremarkable”

May 27, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

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Rangers ace Yu Darvish was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Twins because of stiffness in his neck. It’s something that also bothered him during spring straining, so the Rangers — who have been plagued by more injuries than any other team this season — decided to give him an MRI. The results were promising, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Darvish has not been placed on the 15-day disabled list yet, so he could miss just the one start and take his next scheduled rotation turn. Scott Baker pitched in his place on Tuesday at Minnesota’s Target Field.

Darvish, 27, has a 2.35 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 71/19 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings this season.

  1. 4d3fect - May 27, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    “mostly harmless”

    • youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - May 28, 2014 at 5:10 PM

      The same verbage was used to describe the entire Atros rotation as well.

      • youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - May 28, 2014 at 5:10 PM

        Or Astros even…doh!

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