Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right elbow Wednesday, but should be ready for spring training, MLB.com reported.
Darvish, who signed a six-year, $126 million contract with the Cubs in February, made only eight starts before going down with tendinitis in his right triceps in late May. He made a bid to return in late August, but left a rehab start with the Single-A South Bend Cubs after one inning, and was diagnosed with a stress reaction.
“We do believe that the stress reaction is what has been bugging him all the way back to the end of May,” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said at the time, “and looking back, is consistent with the symptoms and the pain he’s been experiencing as he ramps up and tries to come back on two occasions now.”
Wednesday’s debridement procedure was performed to correct that condition. Darvish got a second opinion on his elbow from Dr. James Andrews.
The 32-year-old Darvish had a 1-3 record with a 4.95 ERA this season.