Yu Darvish goes on DL with back issue

first_img“Obviously he had to come out of his last game because of it. But he immediately felt better, has played catch a couple times, feels pretty good about things,” Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said. “He could potentially go out there and he certainly feels he could. But in our situation it’s important for us to feel that he’s 100 percent and to err on the side of caution with an injury that’s relatively minor still makes sense.”Darvish is far from the first Dodgers pitcher to get a break on the 10-day DL. In fact, nine different pitchers have started games for the Dodgers this season – and all nine have spent time on the DL, some for “relatively minor” issues.AlsoMeanwhile, lefty reliever Grant Dayton is back in Los Angeles for an examination of his left elbow.Dayton is on the DL with a recurring issue with his neck. He was scheduled to start a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Tulsa Friday night but was pulled during his warmup pitches when he felt pain in his elbow. He flew back to Los Angeles to have it examined. DETROIT >> A day after Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the back tightness that hampered Yu Darvish during his most recent start would not prevent him from making his next one, the Dodgers decided to give Darvish a 10-day break and placed him on the DL.Darvish will miss his scheduled start Tuesday in Pittsburgh and instead is penciled in to pitch next Sunday at home against the Milwaukee Brewers. Lefty reliever Edward Paredes was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace Darvish on the roster Saturday but right-hander Brock Stewart is expected to return from Triple-A to start in Darvish’s place against the Pirates.“My initial reaction after the last outing was that I felt like I could make the next start,” Darvish said in a statement released through the team. “However, after talking to the team and consulting with the doctor, I understand their concern and I respect that opinion. I will make sure to get treatment and rest to get ready for my next start.”Darvish first experienced the lower back issue during his start Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox. He was pulled after six innings and 90 pitches then was allowed to stay back in Los Angeles a day longer than the team in order to shop for a new home. He arrived in Detroit Friday night and worked out with the team before Saturday’s game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img