Associated Press | nytimes.com The Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish may require season-ending Tommy John surgery, because an M.R.I. exam revealed partially torn ligaments in Darvish’s troublesome right elbow. General Manager Jon Daniels said Saturday that Darvish could try to pitch through the injury, rest for up to four months or undergo surgery. Daniels said the club would get a second opinion this weekend, but he indicated that surgery may be the preferred option.
(Herb G. You never wish bad fortune on another team. However, one has to think, does this add to the Rangers motivation to trade for a starter? If Darvish undergoes surgery, or even if they opt to rest him for four months, I would think so. Unfortunately, since Darvish is a top of the rotation pitcher, Daniels probably would not opt to call Alderson about Gee. Rather, I would think he would first call Ruben Amaro about Cole Hamels. If the Phillies’ price for Hamels is too dear, then Alderson’s phone might ring.)