Darvish made his first appearance of
The decision to have the season-ending surgery was delayed as the Rangers sought second and third opinions on the injury.
"Where it's cut-and-dry, if the ligament is totally severed, that's kind of the easy one," Rangers General Manager
Darvish was 10-7 last year with an earned-run average of 3.06 over 133 innings and with two complete games. In three all-star
Darvish played professional in Japan for seven seasons before the Rangers paid a $51-million posting bid in 2012 to acquire rights to the 28-year-old and they subsequently negotiated a six-year, $56-million contract.