Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish will miss the 2015 season due to a tear in his elbow ligament. He will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.
Darvish joined the Rangers in 2012 after winning 93 games in seven seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters.
In three seasons with Texas, Darvish has gone 39-25 with a 3.27 ERA. Darvish has fanned 680 batters in only 545 1/3 innings pitched. He has been named to three AL All-Star teams and finished runner up in AL Cy Young balloting in 2013 to then Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer.
While it is a big blow to the Rangers, it should be remembered that Texas finished in last place in the AL West in 2014 with him. The Rangers will likely finish last in the AL West in 2015 without him.
Still, Darvish is one of baseball's most exciting pitchers and hopefully he will return to form in 2016.