02/22/2013 7:01 PM ET
Darvish to start Tuesday against White Sox
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish will make his first Cactus League start on Tuesday against the White Sox (2:05 p.m. CT). Darvish allowed a run in his only inning of work last Tuesday in the intrasquad game. He pitched in four Cactus League games last year and allowed six runs in 15 innings. He gave up 12 hits, walked eight and struck out 21.
Randy Wells will pitch on Saturday (2:05 p.m. CT) with Michael Kirkman and Evan Meek scheduled to pitch in relief. Matt Harrison starts on Sunday against the Royals (2:05 p.m. CT) and Martin Perez starts Monday against the Rockies (2:10 p.m. CT).
Closer Joe Nathan has not pitched in a game yet this spring but did pitch live batting practice on Friday morning. Perez and Justin Grimm also pitched live batting practice.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.