Yu Darvish exits Wednesday’s start with right shoulder tightness

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Rangers starter Yu Darvish had to exit Wednesday’s start against the Astros after five innings due to tightness in his right shoulder, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It was a precautionary move on the Rangers’ part, and an exam showed no structural issues.

Darvish walked four in the outing, but the Astros weren’t able to capitalize. The right-hander yielded only one run on three hits while striking out seven on 76 pitches. It was his third outing since being activated from the disabled list following a long recovery from Tommy John surgery.

We should hear more about Darvish’s status on Thursday. He’s currently on schedule to face the Athletics on a road start on Monday.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.