Yu Darvish made his second simulated start today, throwing three innings against Victor Caratini and David Bote (good luck, Yu, AMIRITE). By all accounts, it was another success, with Darvish throwing about 45 pitches. Caratini got him for a dinger, though, and Bote apparently hit a ground rule double.
— ChicagoSports (@ChicagoSports) August 14, 2018
Theo said Darvish "let it go" more today. If he feels good tomorrow, rehab start could be next. #Cubs
— Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) August 14, 2018
Theo on Darvish: "I think he wants it …He's going about hus business like somebody on a mission to come back and help this team."
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) August 14, 2018
You will note that the South Bend Cubs are home this weekend, so that would be a very logical spot for Darvish to make his first rehab start (again) if he’s ready to go in four or five days.