Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has done his part for reliever Tanner Scheppers in the AL All-Star Final Vote competition. "I don't think it's a big issue," Darvish said. Darvish will not pitch in the next week’s All-Star Game and is expected to only miss one start. Darvish was scheduled to start Thursday's game with the Orioles, but the Rangers pulled him Wednesday and said he'd be going on the disabled list. Voted an All-Star for the second time in as many seasons, Darvish will attend and be introduced at the All-Star Game at CitiField, but will not participate. Now in its 12th year, the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by freecreditscore.com gives baseball fans around the world the opportunity to select the final player on each All-Star team. Part of that decision will involve how Wednesday's game plays out, and if they don't make any roster moves, it likely would be Ross Wolf, who was considered to start Wednesday's game before manager Ron Washington went with Josh Lindblom.
The Texas Rangers officially placed right-hander Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, but they received some good news when the pitcher's examination with the team's orthopedist went very well.
Yu Darvish hits DL, will miss All-Star Game with strained right trapezius muscle
Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on Wednesday that Texas Rangers All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with slight strain of his right trapezius muscle. According to the Rangers, the injury is very m…