Darvish was suppose to start on Monday at Oakland, but was scratched from that start due to soreness. The team made the roster move Monday evening before their game against the Athletics, but it is retroactive to Thursday.
The right-hander underwent MRIs to both his shoulder and neck, which lead to another trip to the disabled list. He last pitched Wednesday, when he went five innings against the Houston Astros. He explained that neck soreness caused tightness in his shoulder, which also cut short a bullpen session on Saturday.
The team says that Darvish will undergo treatment until he is ready to throw again. In 15.2 innings since returning on May 28th, the star from Japan went 2-0 with a 2.87 ERA. This after making five rehab starts in the minors.
In the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to place pitcher Gerrit Cole on the disabled list with a right triceps strain. This adds to the recent struggles of the team that has lost five games in a row, dropping them to third place in the NL Central.
Pittsburgh originally announced that Cole would miss his next start after he left Friday's loss to the Cardinals early. At the time, it was listed as an unknown injury to his throwing arm. The team recalled pitcher Jameson Taillon, who will make his second career start this week. Both of his starts will be against the Mets.
He last pitched in the majors on June 8th, allowing three runs over six innings, which resulted in a no-decision in New York. The Pirates are now just one game over .500, as they fell 12 games behind the Cubs. The last thing they needed was to lose the ace of their staff, who is 5-4 with a 2.77 ERA and 55 strikeouts.