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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Yu Darvish on track to start Sunday

By Richard Durrett

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said starting pitcher Yu Darvish is still on track to make his scheduled start Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels.

When asked if Darvish could start before Sunday, Washington said it was a "consideration."

The 26-year-old rookie was scratched hours before his Tuesday start because of a stiff neck. Washington said Darvish felt better on Wednesday and received treatment but is not ready to pitch yet.

"If he's 100 percent before Sunday, you may see him," Washington said. "If not, you certainly will see him Sunday."

Washington was not concerned that Darvish's neck would keep him out any extended period and said it was the product of sleeping on his neck wrong.

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