Yu Darvish To Make His First Start Sunday

DarvishAfter a week-long delay, Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers will make his first start of the season this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

It’s a slightly later 2014 debut than the club had planned when spring training began, but Darvish’s stiff neck is fine, so he’ll come off the disabled list Sunday and pitch.

The club made the decision to insert him in Tampa rather than next week in Boston because they wanted their best pitcher in the rotation as soon as they could get him in there.

It pushes Tanner Scheppers, who started on Opening Day, to Monday in Boston followed by Martin Perez and Robbie Ross.

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