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Yu Darvish is okay, everybody!

Yu Darvish's MRI and exam on his elbow today came back fine, and he's scheduled to begin his normal throwing schedule in December

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Yu Darvish is fine, everybody.

Per John Blake on Twitter, the MRI and exam on Yu Darvish's right elbow, which took place today, came back fine, and Darvish is scheduled to begin his normal throwing program in December.

Darvish was shut down late in the season because of elbow inflammation, and after Jon Daniels indicated that it was the sort of thing that Darvish might pitch through if the games meant something, some folks in the media jumped on Darvish, suggested he quit on his team and saying that a "true ace" would pitch through pain, even in what was clearly, by that point, a lost season.

Things got so bad that one blog actually claimed that Ron Washington's abrupt departure was the result of Wash throwing a tantrum over Daniels shutting Darvish down, rather than making him pitch in meaningless late season games.

In any case, the team erred on the side of caution, Darvish didn't pitch over the final six weeks or so, and he's good to go now, which is good news.

Now, if we can just find a solid #3 starter to slot behind him and Derek Holland...