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Darvish scratched from Tuesday's start

Texas right-hander Yu Darvish has been scratched from his Tuesday start because of neck stiffness.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas right-hander Yu Darvish has been scratched from his Tuesday start because of neck stiffness.


Scott Feldman will start in place of Darvish (16-9).


"I woke up with a stiff neck," Darvish said in a statement. "I really wanted to throw tonight. It's just unfortunate I can't. I am continuing to have treatment and taking the situation day-to-day."


Darvish had a stiff neck this morning and came to Rangers Ballpark to get treatment. After treatment he still had stiffness and couldn't get loose. His next start date hasn't been determined.


"He's disappointed," Texas manager Ron Washington said of Darvish. "He was looking forward to the start. We're disappointed that he's not getting the start. We're fortunate to have a Feldman and Roy Oswalt down there (in the bullpen) that can pick up the slack."


Feldman (6-11) pitched three innings in relief last Friday. He lost his starting rotation spot to Martin Perez earlier this month.