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Darvish leaves teammates hanging

Injured pitcher should be setting example, not taking such a cautious approach

Updated: August 14, 2014, 10:07 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Either Yu Darvish is healthy enough to pitch or he's not.

Everything else is poppycock.

"That's a difficult question," Yu said through an interpreter when asked if he would be pitching if the Texas Rangers were in the playoff race.

"I want to pitch. I think I could if I pushed myself."

Huh?

You think you could pitch if you pushed yourself. C'mon, man. Take the ball and be a beacon in this raggedy season.

Alas, that's not going to happen. ...

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