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Yu Darvish exits Wednesday’s start with right shoulder tightness

Houston Astros v Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 08: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 8, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

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Rangers starter Yu Darvish had to exit Wednesday’s start against the Astros after five innings due to tightness in his right shoulder, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It was a precautionary move on the Rangers’ part, and an exam showed no structural issues.

Darvish walked four in the outing, but the Astros weren’t able to capitalize. The right-hander yielded only one run on three hits while striking out seven on 76 pitches. It was his third outing since being activated from the disabled list following a long recovery from Tommy John surgery.

We should hear more about Darvish’s status on Thursday. He’s currently on schedule to face the Athletics on a road start on Monday.

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