SURPRISE, Ariz. — Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has thrown off a full-sized mound for the first time since elbow surgery last spring.
Darvish appeared to finish his scheduled 15-pitch session Monday without any issues.
The last time he had thrown off a full mound was one inning in a Cactus League game last March 5, when he experienced tightness in his right elbow. He underwent Tommy John surgery 12 days later and missed all of last season. He hasn’t pitched in a major-league game since Aug. 9, 2014.
Darvish threw off a half-mound three times in five days last week.
The Rangers don’t expect Darvish to be back in their rotation until mid-May or early June.