Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish underwent an MRI exam on his pitching arm and no structural damage was detected, the club revealed Wednesday.
Darvish is currently on the 10-day disabled list due to a right triceps injury. The MRI displayed inflammation in the triceps, according to the Cubs.
The 31-year-old was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start due to the discomfort. The move to the DL is retroactive to May 23.
The team expects he’ll begin throwing again in a few days.
“We’re giving it a couple of days to calm down, four to five days to resume throwing activities,” Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey said Wednesday on WSCR-AM 670. “It was something that was bothering him, but he was getting better prior to (his last) start. He was telling me it was 70-80 percent, but it didn’t quite get there and we didn’t see the need to push it.”
Darvish signed a six-year, $126 million contract in the offseason but has been an early season disappointment. He has a 1-3 record and 4.95 ERA in eight starts.
Darvish received the big-money deal from Chicago despite having a miserable World Series in 2017 for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He gave up eight runs and nine hits in 3 1/3 innings over two starts, losing both, for a 21.60 ERA.
Chicago also placed right-handed reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. To take his place on the 25-man roster, the Cubs recalled right-hander Cory Mazzoni from Triple-A Iowa.
Edwards is 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA and nine holds in 25 appearances with Chicago in 2018.
–Field Level Media