Darvish leaves spring training start early due to tightness in triceps. Should the Rangers be concerned?
Yu Darvish, pitcher for the Texas Rangers, left yesterday's spring training debut due to some tightness in his right tricep. Not saying this is a good thing, but it's good that it happened now and not in the middle of the season. Hopefully it's nothing really serious. It could be many things, but hopefully it's not a tear. Right now all the Rangers can do is hope it's nothing serious. They already have some of their big name players hurt. Elvis Andrus has been battling a sore right knee this whole spring training and Derrick Holland was scratched from an intrasquad game due to a shoulder soreness. The Rangers have sent Darvish to get an MRI to see if there is any type of tear or if it is just muscle strain. They should be getting the results this Saturday. I feel that the Rangers shouldn't worry too much about this since it is early in spring training. If it is indeed a strain, then they can just let him heal up and he can be ready for the season. If worst case scenario, if it is indeed a tear, then they are going to have to find a new starter to put in the rotation which is going to be hard to do even though they acquired Gallardo. So in my opinion, I feel that the Rangers shouldn't be to concerned. They just need to focus on letting him recover and be healthy for opening day.
By Nicklaus Guajardo