Not so fast: Darvish's return uncertain
When Rangers SP Yu Darvish was placed on the DL last week, the team sounded pretty sure that he'd come back on August 25, when eligible. Now, they're not nearly as sure when their ace will return.
Manager Ron Washington said Tuesday that he's "not really thinking about the 25th" for Darvish, who hasn't thrown since August 9. Washington added: "I don't know what is going to happen. We'll just have to wait and see."
On Monday, GM Jon Daniels said that the team would re-evaluate Darvish after the initial two weeks on the DL, and said "I really don't know" when asked on a Dallas radio show if Darvish would pitch again this season. Amid all this gloomy talk, it's important to note that Darvish hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery, because he hasn't done anything yet. But, with the team out of contention, don't look for them to take any chances with Darvish. Stay tuned.
Tuesday's studs & duds
News & notes
Mike Fiers ... still awesome. The Brewers might have a tough rotation decision to make soon, with Kyle Lohse scheduled to come off the DL next week, and Matt Garza targeting an early September return.
Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez had knee surgery on Monday, and might not be ready for the start of spring training. Teammate Michael Cuddyer sat out Tuesday due to hamstring soreness, but could be back today.
After homering last night, Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia has gone deep five times in his last seven games, and is up to 13 home runs in 252 at bats. He's owned in 1.5 percent of FOXSports.com leagues. Just saying ...
Jarred Cosart was decent enough on Tuesday, so we're up to 77-49 for the season. Today's pick is Miami's Nate Eovaldi (owned in 17.8 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) versus the Rangers, while Thursday's selection is Brandon McCarthy (31.2 percent owned) against the Astros.
See you back here tomorrow morning.