Darvish's neck is fine, will start on Sunday

Texas ace Yu Darvish arrived at the ballpark on Wednesday with his stiff neck feeling better, and the Rangers plan to start him on Sunday at Washington.

Darvish was scratched from his start on Tuesday night because of a sore neck. An MRI showed nothing to be concerned about, and Darvish went through a workout at Target Field on Wednesday with no problems.

Rangers manager Ron Washington says there is no cause for concern and the team will just let him skip his turn in the rotation and jump back in on Sunday. He says they want to ensure Darvish is as close to 100 percent as possible when he returns.

The 27-year-old Japanese sensation is 4-2 in nine starts with a 2.35 ERA, the fourth-best in the league.

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