Cubs' Yu Darvish has right triceps inflammation but no structural damage

ByJesse Rogers ESPN logo
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish has right triceps inflammation, but an MRI revealed no structural damage, the team announced Wednesday.

It's the best possible news regarding the $126 million addition to the 2016 world champions. Darvish, 31, was scratched on the eve of his last start and placed on the 10-day disabled list over the weekend as he felt discomfort between outings. He will look to begin a throwing program late this weekend or early next week.

"It doesn't sound awful," manager Joe Maddon said. "He'll get on his [throwing] program soon. It's good news on his side."

Darvish has had several ailments since signing with the Cubs, including a stomach bug in spring training, leg cramping, the flu and now the inflammation in his surgically repaired pitching arm. He's just 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA in eight starts. Mike Montgomery will continue to take his place in the rotation.

In other injury news, reliever Carl Edwards Jr. was placed on the 10-day DL with right shoulder inflammation.

"I'm hearing, throwing in a couple weeks, but there is no set timeline on it," Maddon said. "We're just going to calm it down, look into it, and whenever he gets throwing again, he gets throwing again."