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Ace Darvish to return to Rangers' rotation Saturday

Yu Darvish hasn’t pitched in the majors since August 2014.

Yu Darvish hasn’t pitched in the majors since August 2014.

HOUSTON — RHP Yu Darvish will make his first start of the season with the Rangers on Saturday against the Pirates at Globe Life Park, manager Jeff Banister confirmed Sunday.

It will be the first time he has pitched in a regular-season game for Texas since Aug. 9, 2014. That season was cut short because of arm soreness, and the next spring he had Tommy John surgery.

Darvish allowed three hits in six shutout innings Sunday in his fifth and final minor-league rehab start with Double-A Frisco. He struck out six, walked one and threw 56 of 87 pitches for strikes.

LHP Cole Hamels pitched for the Rangers on Sunday against the Astros. Hamels prefers to stay on a schedule of four days' rest, which means Darvish will have five days before his return.

"If everything goes good with Darvish, at the earliest (he would pitch) Saturday," Banister said. "He's got to come out of it, get to where we need him to get to and feel good."

Darvish threw 68 pitches in his previous rehab start, Tuesday in Midland.

Also, Rangers 2B Rougned Odor's appeal hearing on his eight-game suspension for punching Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista is Tuesday. And RF Drew Stubbs was forced out in the ninth inning with a sprained left pinky toe and was set to have an X-ray today.

GRAY TO DL: The Athletics put ace Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained trapezius muscle near his right shoulder blade. In nine starts, the All-Star right-hander has a 6.19 ERA, third highest in the AL among qualifying pitchers.

UMP HURT: Plate umpire David Rackley left the Dodgers-Padres game in the fifth inning after getting hit in the groin by a foul bunt attempt by Los Angeles CF Joc Pederson. Rackley immediately collapsed and was down for about five minutes as he was tended to by a Padres trainer. He had to be helped to his feet but left the field under his own power.

BREWERS: LF Ryan Braun was back in the lineup after missing four games with a stiff back.

Cardinals: SS Jhonny Peralta went 0-for-2 in a rehab assignment with Class A Peoria on Saturday. Peralta is recovering from thumb surgery in March.

MARINERS: SS Ketel Marte went on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb. INF Chris Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.

ORIOLES: RHP Yovani Gallardo (shoulder tendinitis) threw his first bullpen session since going on the 15-day disabled list April 23. He was scheduled to be evaluated today.

RED SOX: Former Rays C Ryan Hanigan is day to day with a bruised left hand after getting hit by a pitch Saturday.

ROYALS: LF Alex Gordon left in the eighth inning with a sprained right wrist suffered an inning earlier in a collision with 3B Mike Moustakas. Gordon was listed as day to day. Moustakas was unhurt.

TWINS: Closer Glen Perkins will take a week off from throwing in his rehabilitation to return from a left shoulder strain. The left-hander, who has been on the disabled list since April 13, said the pain in his shoulder has moved from the back of the joint to the front when he throws.

YANKEES: RHP Luis Severino (right triceps strain) was set throw a bullpen session Tuesday and make a minor-league rehab start later in the week.

Ace Darvish to return to Rangers' rotation Saturday 05/22/16 [Last modified: Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:44pm]
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