San Diego Padres starter Yu Darvish will not pitch for the remainder of the 2023 season as he deals with a stress reaction in his olecranon, the bony point of the elbow, he said Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know:
- San Diego placed the right-hander on the 15-day injured list with elbow inflammation at the end of August.
- Darvish said he tried to pitch through the issue, but after not progressing as hoped, he will rest for five to six weeks before being re-evaluated. Darvish underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery in September 2018 (while with the Chicago Cubs) after being diagnosed with a stress reaction in his elbow the previous month.
- The five-time All-Star, 37, went 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA and 1.298 WHIP over 136 1/3 innings this season.
Yu Darvish has been shut down for the rest of the season. He learned recently he has an olecranon stress reaction in his elbow, and tried to pitch through it. After not progressing as hoped, he will rest for the next several weeks.
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) September 13, 2023
Darvish and the Padres agreed to a six-year $108 million contract extension that runs through 2028 in February. He is in his third season with San Diego after being traded by the Cubs in December 2020.
Darvish recorded a 3.10 ERA with 197 strikeouts in 194 2/3 innings pitched last season. He owns a career 3.59 ERA over 1,624 1/2 innings pitched.
The Padres are 68-77 this season, 20 games back in the National League West and eight games back of a wild-card spot.
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