Yeah, that is the most painful headline I have ever had to type.
Yu Darvish is the latest of a seeming slew of Rangers pitchers that are doing time on the disabled list.
According to various sources, Darvish is suffering from a strained right trapezius muscle.
According to the dictionary, the trapezius is “a broad, flat muscle on each side of the upper and back part of the neck…”
All I know is that the street name of this apparently very- important-to-people-that-throw-things-for-a-living muscle is “trap.” Insider dope, straight from me to your computer.
There is never a good time for your team’s ace to hit the disabled list, but the timing does minimize the impact as with the All-Star Game coming up next week, Darvish will be eligible for reactivation prior to the New York Yankees series that starts on Monday, July 22nd.
No roster moves have been announced of yet, but it is likely that Ross Wolf will slide in to the rotation to to spell Darvish for tomorrow’s scheduled start. There is a possibility that Neil Ramirez (9-3, 3.33 ERA, 11.1 K/9) may be promoted from Double-A Frisco to spell The Yu.
Should Ramirez be called up, the Texas Rangers starting rotation would consist of—take a deep breath—Derek Holland, Martin Perez, Justin Grimm, One Metal Folding Chair with a Rangers cap, and that kid from the movie Rookie of the Year.
Darvish joins fellow starting pitchers Colby Lewis, Nick Tepesch, Matt Harrison, Neftali Feliz, and Alexi Ogando on the dreaded disabled list.
Be sure to check back here—this is BaseballDo, foo—for all relevant updates on the Yu Darvish situation (unless they are too depressing for me to write about).