SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Chicago Cubs righthanded Yu Darvish took only one inning in his rehabilitation with Class A South Bend, questioning his availability for the rest of the year.
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Darvish, who was left behind for triceps and elbow injuries, shook his arm when leaving the field after touching Romer Square from the Graet Lakes with a 95 miles per hour fastball for the last of the first inning on Sunday.
When Darvish warmed up for the second, he threw six pitches and grimaced. Catcher Miguel Amaya, who received the rehabilitation of Darvish for South Bend on June 25, went to the hill and called manager Jimmy Gonzalez and a coach. After a short conversation, Darvish entered the dug-out.
Darvish, who turned 32 on Thursday, signed a six-year $ 126 million contract with Chicago in February. But he made only eight starts in his first year with the Cubs, becoming 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA.
The Cubs started the day with a 71-51 record in the National League, but their rotation seems a bit thin. Mike Montgomery was placed on the 10-day disabled disabled with inflammation of the left shoulder Friday and Tyler Chatwood in his first year with Chicago put effort after signing a three-year contract for $ 38 million in the winter.  The Cubs were optimistic about a possible comeback for Darvish after throwing 55 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday. But that optimism was probably eliminated by Sunday's rehabilitation.
Darvish singled on the first pitch and threw the next two batters in a row, then was retired in order. He counted 19 fields, 10 in battle zone.
In his June rehab for South Bend, Darvish gave up one run and three hits in five innings. His fastball reached 94 mph, but he complained after his arm got tired when the exit was continued.