Oh, No: Yu Darvish Exits First Minor League Rehab Start After Just One Inning (UPDATE)

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Oh, No: Yu Darvish Exits First Minor League Rehab Start After Just One Inning (UPDATE)

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Luis and I were feeling good when we arrived at Four Winds Field to watch the South Bend Cubs today, as Cubs’ ace Yu Darvish was slated to mount his comeback to the Major Leagues (and pitch to the Cubs top prospect, Miguel Amaya, in the process!).

And the good vibes were maximized, when he ended the first with a 95 MPH fastball to strikeout the final batter:

But it all evaporated quickly, as Darvish took the mound for some warmup pitches before the second and left with the trainer without throwing another pitch.

Altogether, he threw just 19 pitches (10 for strikes) and that’s all we know for now. We’ll update this post as we learn more.

UPDATE: In his post-game meeting with the press, Darvish mentioned that he felt something similar to his last rehab start (also at South Bend back on June 25th). Instead of pitching through it again (like last time), he decided to call it.

… And is apparently requesting an MRI.

A little more:


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.