• Yu Darvish is scheduled to play catch in Arlington on Saturday. If that goes well, he will have another throwing session with pitching coach Mike Maddux on Sunday. That session will start out as long toss and could end up being a bullpen session if all goes well. At that point the Rangers will formulate a plan for Darvish's return, although he is still expected to start on the disabled list with tightness in his neck.
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