That's what Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said during a
radio interview on Monday, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Darvish was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 13 because of
elbow inflammation, but there seems to be little chance that the
Rangers will have him pitch again this season.
"By the calendar and how close to the end of the season we are, I
don't know that it will allow him to pitch again," Daniels said on
KRLD-FM, according to the Morning News. "I think it's critical going
into next year for us to put all these injury issues and concerns
behind us as we possibly can. It doesn't seem to make a whole lot of
sense to me to take a risk when the MRI clearly shows there is
something going on in there."
Darvish is 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA this season. He last pitched on Aug.
9, when he allowed nine hits, four walks and six runs (five earned)
in just four innings against the Houston Astros.
---The Pittsburgh Pirates sent outfielder Gregory Polanco to
Polanco, 22, is widely considered one of the top prospects in Major
Polanco has a batting line of .241/.308/.349 with nine doubles, six
home runs and 12 stolen bases in 64 games since being called up in
June. He only has one hit in his last 30 at-bats.
The Pirates recalled outfielder Jose Tabata from Triple-A and
activated shortstop Clint Barmes off the 15-day disabled list. The
team also designated infielder Jayson Nix for assignment.
---Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, who went on the
disabled list Aug. 1 with a fractured right hand, was given
clearance to take dry swings after being given a CT scan. If he has
no setbacks, Hosmer hopes to begin a minor league rehab assignment
---New York Yankees minor league right-handed pitcher Andy Beresford
and minor league first baseman Leonard Thompson received 50-game
suspensions for violations of the drug policy.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball said that the players
tested positive for an amphetamine and were suspended as part of the
Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Beresford is currently on the roster of Class A Charleston of the
South Atlantic League. Thompson is on the roster of the rookie-level
Gulf Coast League Yankees.
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---Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Mike Adams, on the disabled list
since June 7 with an inflamed right rotator cuff, will begin a rehab
assignment Tuesday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Manager Ryne Sandberg said
the plan is for Adams to pitch three times over seven or eight days,
then reevaluate him.
---St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (torn ligament in left
thumb) will begin working out with Double-A Springfield on Tuesday and
right-hander Michael Wacha (stress reaction in right scapula) will join
The plan is for Molina to play in a rehab game Wednesday while Wacha
pitches live batting practice before the game.
Left-hander Tyler Lyons was recalled from Triple-A Louisville and
infielder Greg Garcia optioned to Springfield, providing the Cardinals
with an extra reliever after the bullpen pitched 11 innings in the
previous two games.
---Houston Astros right-hander Brad Peacock completed a throwing session
without complication and remains on schedule to make his next start
Wednesday against Oakland. Peacock was removed from his previous outing
on Aug. 22 at Cleveland after five innings with right forearm
---Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso was officially placed on the
seven-day disabled list retroactive to Sunday with a concussion. Catcher
Geovany Soto, acquired on Sunday from the Texas Rangers, replaced Jaso
on the active roster.
---Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will be leaving the
team to have surgery on his right knee Wednesday in Los Angeles. He
hopes to be back with the team if it locks up the division title, but
it's possible he wouldn't be back until the playoffs.
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