Pitchers and catchers officially report to Mesa on Tuesday, but Yu Darvish is getting a head start. The prized free agent from last year’s class threw a 45-pitch bullpen session at the Cubs complex and said afterwards he felt pretty darn good.
Yu Darvish throws 45 pitches from the mound today and looked REALLY good. He says he also feels good and wants to prove to the Cubs fans he was and is worth the investment. #cubs #darvish #wgntvnew pic.twitter.com/CWEUEw7Cuv
— Steve Scheuer (@Scheuer_Thing) February 10, 2019
Prior to the 2018 season, many in and around the Cubs organization thought their starting five would be better than the ’16 group that led them to a World Series title. But a stress reaction in Darvish’s elbow ultimately sidelined him for a majority of the season and he was unfairly pegged as selfish and mentally weak. Imagine what a healthy Darvish will do for this Cubs rotation.
The full interview with Darvish will air Sunday night on WGN.
Yu Darvish looking strong in Cubs camp, speaks to us—in English— tonight at 9:40 on WGN’s Instant Replay pic.twitter.com/cEGUqPGA4y
— Dan Roan (@DRoan) February 10, 2019