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11/21/2013 7:49 P.M. ET

Yu cleared to continue offseason program

ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has been given the go ahead to continue with his normal offseason conditioning program.

Darvish, who finished this past season experiencing inflammation in his lower back, was examined by Dr. Drew Dossett this week while in Texas and underwent an MRI. The results showed that the inflammation from the nerve irritation has subsided.

Darvish will continue with his conditioning program and be able to go through his normal offseason throwing program without any issues. He will work out in Texas for the next few days before returning to Japan.

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