CHICAGO – Just when it looked as if Yu Darvish could be restored to shape, the Chicago Cubs right-hander suffered another setback.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon hopes it will not be bigger.
The Cubs placed Darvish on the 10-day list of disabilities on Saturday with right triceps tendonitis, continuing his difficult season.
"We are not too worried," said Maddon. "We're taking precaution to make sure everything is fine, we're probably going to do a test, an MRI, and then we'll probably know more."
Darvish is 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA in his first season after signing a $ 126 million six-year deal with the Cubs in February. He was scheduled to start the series finale against the Giants on Sunday night, but Tyler Chatwood will move up one day to take his place. 31
The DL move was made retroactively to Wednesday. The Cubs did not immediately announce a starter for the series start on Monday in Pittsburgh.
"When I spoke to him in my office, it did not sound terrible," said Maddon, "but it sounded like there was something there." 19659002] "He's been bothering a bit lately, we thought he could work it through, but there's an inflammation, in contrast to kicking him out and then proving himself wrong, the athlete was, we thought, the one best way to handle it. "
Darvish did not speak to reporters on Saturday.
Darvish underwent Tommy John In March 2015, he was operated on Texas, he missed the 2015 season and started on 28 May 2016 for the Rangers.
The Cubs also opted for catcher Victor Caratini to play Triple-A Iowa ahead of their San Francisco game Experienced catcher Chris Gimenez and left-hander Randy Rosario were raised by minors, and infielder Efren Navarro was selected to serve.
24-year-old Caratini appeared in 26 games with Chicago and beat RBI with 262 strokes: Maddon said the move was made primarily to give him more playing time.
Gimenez, 35, signed a minor league contract with Chicago over the winter following a combination of nine seasons with five major league teams Tampa Bay Rays in 2012 at D 2013 and had some success alongside Darvish with the Texas Rangers in the year 2014.