Rangers expect Yu Darvish to start next Saturday

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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Rangers are expecting starter Yu Darvish to make his 2016 debut on Saturday at home against the Pirates. That’s assuming that the right-hander suffers no setbacks, Morosi adds.

Darvish, 29, is 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery. He has made four rehab starts thus far: two with Double-A Frisco and two with Triple-A Round Rock. In those four starts, he has allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and five walks with 15 strikeouts in 14 innings.

Darvish hasn’t pitched in the majors since August 9, 2014.