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San Diego Padres’ Yu Darvish officially lands on IL with hip issue

Jul 8, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) wipes his face as he walks to the dugout after the last out of the top of the fourth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 8, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) wipes his face as he walks to the dugout after the last out of the top of the fourth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

After already announcing his intention to skip Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Denver, San Diego Padres right-hander Yu Darvish was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with left hip inflammation.

The move is retroactive to Friday after Darvish’s most recent appearance. Counting the four-day midseason break, Darvish can technically avoid missing a start despite the injury.

San Diego recalled right-hander Nabil Crismatt from Triple-A El Paso. Crismatt, 26, is 2-1 with a 3.55 ERA in 23 appearances with the Padres this season.

Darvish, 34, left his start Thursday against the Washington Nationals after three innings because of back and hip tightness. He gave up a season-high six runs while matching a season high with eight hits allowed.

Darvish joins fellow Padres starters Blake Snell and Dinelson Lamet on the IL. Sunday’s starter, Ryan Weathers, left in the third inning with a knee injury after colliding with a baserunner.

In his first season with the Padres, Darvish is 7-3 with a 3.09 ERA in 18 starts. In nine major league seasons, the Japan native is 78-59 with a 3.43 ERA in 200 starts with the Texas Rangers (2012-17), Los Angeles Dodgers (2017), Chicago Cubs (2018-20) and Padres.

The five-time All-Star (including this season) finished third in the 2012 American League rookie-of-the-year voting and was runner-up for the National League Cy Young Award last season with the Cubs, when he went 8-3 with a 2.01 ERA in 12 starts.

–Field Level Media