Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) visits pitcher Yu Darvish (11) on the mound during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. Darvish did not return to the game for the si
Tim Sharp
June 12, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) Yu Darvish will not make his scheduled start Monday after the Texas Rangers right-hander experienced neck and shoulder tightness Saturday.

Darvish left his previous start against Houston after five innings and 76 pitches with shoulder tightness. He threw a bullpen Friday and felt fine, but another throwing session on Saturday was cut short.

That start against the Astros was Darvish's third since returning from Tommy John surgery.

Darvish says he's ''heard it's common for players that have had Tommy John surgery to have issues like this'' and that he doesn't ''want to push it and make it worse.''

The Rangers will send Darvish back to Arlington, Texas, for an evaluation by team physician Dr. Keith Meister on Monday. A starter for Mondays' game at Oakland has yet to be determined.

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