Darvish set for 1st Rangers postseason start since 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish ended his first season with the Texas Rangers starting a postseason game. The right-hander from Japan hasn't pitched in October since that wild-card game in 2012.
After missing the 2015 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, Darvish will make his AL Division Series debut Friday when he starts Game 2 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Darvish, who is 7-5 with a 3.41 ERA in 17 starts this season, says he's physically healthy and ready to pitch in the playoffs.
Darvish started this season on the disabled list while still rehabbing from the elbow surgery, and didn't make his first start until May 28. He is coming off wins in his last two starts, allowing one run over 13 innings to beat Oakland and Tampa Bay.