Padres’ Yu Darvish shut down for season with stress reaction in elbow

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San Diego Padres starter Yu Darvish will not pitch for the remainder of the 2023 season as he deals with a stress reaction in his olecranon, the bony point of the elbow, he said Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know:

  • San Diego placed the right-hander on the 15-day injured list with elbow inflammation at the end of August.
  • Darvish said he tried to pitch through the issue, but after not progressing as hoped, he will rest for five to six weeks before being re-evaluated. Darvish underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery in September 2018 (while with the Chicago Cubs) after being diagnosed with a stress reaction in his elbow the previous month.
  • The five-time All-Star, 37, went 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA and 1.298 WHIP over 136 1/3 innings this season.


Darvish and the Padres agreed to a six-year $108 million contract extension that runs through 2028 in February. He is in his third season with San Diego after being traded by the Cubs in December 2020.

Darvish recorded a 3.10 ERA with 197 strikeouts in 194 2/3 innings pitched last season. He owns a career 3.59 ERA over 1,624 1/2 innings pitched.

The Padres are 68-77 this season, 20 games back in the National League West and eight games back of a wild-card spot.

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