Darvish Feels Pain During Bullpen, Alters Mechanics to Alleviate It

It was almost a case of here we go again, but the latest footnote in the ongoing Yu Darvish saga may have a happy ending. After throwing a 23-pitch bullpen session in St. Louis Friday afternoon, the rehabbing pitching said that he initially felt some discomfort in his right arm. After changing his mechanics, however, the pain disappeared.

So I guess that’s good. It’s actually very good if he improved throughout the session and was allowed to continue throwing. He told reporters that he felt optimistic about his results but that it’d take at least one more go at it before he’s ready to face live batters.

The key at this point will be how he feels tomorrow and in subsequent days, and whether he can maintain those solid mechanics.

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