Yu Darvish's back feeling better

November, 21, 2013
11/21/13
7:07
PM CT
Yu Darvish was checked out by Texas Rangers doctors, including spine consultant Dr. Drew Dossett, this week in Dallas, and the inflammation from nerve irritation in his back was found to have subsided.

Darvish had an MRI and an exam that showed his improvement. He received an injection near the end of the season to help with the inflammation.

"This is the news we were hoping for,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “Our training staff will continue working with Yu to strengthen his core and avoid any future issues. He should have a normal offseason and ramp up to spring as he otherwise would have."

Darvish finished second in the American League Cy Young balloting in 2013 after leading the league in strikeouts with 277, an average of 11.89 per 9 innings. He had the lowest opponent batting average in the AL at .194.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.90 167 133
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .321
HRA. Beltre 15
RBIA. Beltre 57
RA. Beltre 56
OPSA. Beltre .882
ERAY. Darvish 2.90
SOY. Darvish 167