Rangers officially shut Yu Darvish down for the season


The Rangers have shut down ace Yu Darvish for the season, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. There had been some speculation — and even a push by some in the local media — that Darvish would return before the end of the season, but with the Rangers bringing up the rear in the American League, there was no need to take the risk of exacerbating the right-hander’s injury.

Though it ended a little earlier than expected, Darvish had another great season. He’ll finish with a 10-7 record, a 3.06 ERA, and a 182/49 K/BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings over 22 starts.