The Texas Rangers rough season got even worse when they lost to Yu Darvish to injury. Darvish has an elbow injury, and appears lucky enough to have avoided needing surgery, and he might sit out the rest of the season just to make sure and play it safe, not wanting to risk his future any further.
“I’m competitive, and I want to go out there and compete,” Darvish said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But I also think about the long-term situation. I don’t want to go out there and risk my future. I don’t want my elbow to be aggravated. I think this is a good decision that I’m making now.
“I think I could throw, but if that’s going to risk my elbow for the future, I’m not going to take the risk.”
You can hardly blame him for wanting to wait till next season to avoid an injury. The Rangers aren’t exactly in the hunt for a playoff spot and there is no need to go out there and risk it.
The Rangers would likely rather have a 100 percent healthy Darvish next season rather than a less than 100 percent Darvish pitching in basically meaningless games down the stretch and risk injuring himself and impacting future seasons.