Yu Darvish’s disappointing first season with the Chicago Cubs officially came to an end this week following a diagnosis of a stress reaction in his right elbow.
Yu Darvish is expected to reach another significant milestone in his protracted recovery process with a minor league rehab stint, one that could begin as early as Sunday.
Yu Darvish conducted an encouraging pitching session on Tuesday at Wrigley Field in a simulated game.
Yu Darvish pitched a simulated game on Tuesday morning at Wrigley Field and if things check out afterward, it appears the Chicago Cubs pitcher may be on his way to the minors for some rehab appearance
Alex Rodriguez sparked some controversy a few weeks ago with some scathing criticism of Yu Darvish. Things appear to have been resolved to some extent between A-Rod and the Chicago Cubs organization.
Yu Darvish continued on his long road to recovery by pitching Wednesday in a simulated game, during which Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon observed the pitcher looked “loose and free.
Yu Darvish on Tuesday took the high road when reacting to Alex Rodriguez’s nationally televised hit job on him a few days ago.
Alex Rodriguez criticized Yu Darvish during the broadcast of the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.
Yu Darvish on Tuesday conducted a brief bullpen session off the mound that lasted 16 pitches. The initial word on how the pitcher looked are encouraging, according to Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
Yu Darvish will not be making a return to the Chicago Cubs’ starting rotation anytime soon, as pitching coach Jim Hickey indicated on Thursday that the pitcher is “a number of weeks” away.
The Chicago Cubs have determined Yu Darvish will need another rehab start before rejoining the rotation, which means the pitcher will not start Saturday’s game as originally planned.
Yu Darvish currently is on a rehab assignment in an effort to recover from right-triceps tendinitis that has kept him on the shelf since mid-to-late May.
Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor on Wednesday indicated the team has “tremendous interest” in free agent pitcher Yu Darvish.
Yu Darvish didn’t rise to the occasion Wednesday night, struggling mightily in his Game 7 start in the World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers starter lasted only 1.
Yu Darvish has declined a request from Yuli Gurriel for a personal meeting, insisting there’s no need for one.