Yu Darvish's Simulated Game Goes Well, Could Head Out on Short Rehab Assignment Soon (UPDATE)

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Yu Darvish’s Simulated Game Goes Well, Could Head Out on Short Rehab Assignment Soon (UPDATE)

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Yu Darvish threw a few simulated innings and about 50 actual pitches today at Wrigley Field as he rehabs from his triceps injury.

After the outing, Darvish addressed the media, and was extremely optimistic about his timeline for a return, assuming he feels OK tomorrow after this outing:

Obviously we still have to see how he feels tomorrow, and then how he comes out of his rehab start, but *IF* he pitches on Monday (South Bend is at home), and *IF* he needs only one rehab start, then he could be back with the big league team as soon as next weekend’s series against the Twins, and would make multiple starts before the All-Star break. Recall, there were previously concerns he might not make it back before the break for even a single start.

So, then, fingers crossed for how he feels tomorrow, and that this process keeps moving smoothly along.

UPDATE: Well, the Cubs may be pulling back the reins on the initial excitement:


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