Yu Darvish left last night’s Astros-Rangers game early with shoulder trouble. Given that he was just two and a half starts back from Tommy John surgery it seemed worrisome. But it now seems that it may not be as worrisome as first, um, worried.
Darvish played catch today and afterward said he expects to take his next turn in the Rangers’ rotation, which would be Monday at Oakland. Darvish will be reevaluated after his usual bullpen session this weekend. Assuming the tightness is gone, the effective Darvish — he has 19 strikeouts in 15 and two-thirds innings — will be back on the hill as scheduled.