Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish to make season debut Sunday vs. Rays
Darvish missed his Opening Day start after experiencing neck stiffness at the end of spring training and a subsequent MRI on showed no structural damage.
He was then placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, and is eligible to come off the list on April 5.
Darvish threw 30 pitches off flat ground on Saturday and threw an 86-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and is said to be in no discomfort. Darvish went 13-9 with a 2.83 ERA last season and led the majors in strikeouts with 277 strikeouts in 209 2/3 innings.