Yu Darvish scratched from start

Updated: March 18, 2013, 7:12 PM ET
By Ron Matejko | Special for ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz.-- Yu Darvish has been scratched from Monday's start against the Kansas City Royals due to a stiff neck.

Darvish said he felt discomfort in his neck toward the end of a workout yesterday.

"I felt a very mild strain in my neck and that caused stiffness," Darvish said in a statement released by the team. "If this was a regular season game, I would start. However, since it is a spring-training game, this is just precautionary on my part."

Manager Ron ...

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