Darvish remains in limbo
According to the Rangers, Yu Darvish is reporting improvement with the stiffness in his neck. But the Rangers are doubtful he’ll be able to pitch before they leave Arizona. Darvish is still scheduled to pitch on Opening Day but the Rangers aren’t sure how much he’ll be able to throw before then. His day to start is Wednesday, five days before Opening Day. That is also the Rangers last day in Arizona. If Darvish doesn’t pitch in a game by then, he may have to settle for an extended bullpen session and/or one inning of relief work against the Astros either Friday or Saturday in San Antonio.
Shin-Soo Choo remains limited to DH duty by his sore left elbow.