Yu Darvish Had Nerve Problem In His Back

Rangers_Yu_Darvish_2013ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish suffered from a nerve problem in his lower back and buttocks area in September, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN Dallas.com on Wednesday.

The issues caused numbness down Darvish’s right leg from the beginning of September, the source said. Darvish could be seen several times toward the end of the season tapping the area with his right hand in between pitches.

Darvish alluded to a physical issue after a start in Tampa Bay in the second-to-last week of the season, but didn’t reveal the nature of the injury.

Source: Todd Wills and Richard Durrett, ESPNDallas.com