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Finger 'doing well,' Darvish ready for start

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ARLINGTON -- Having placed Matt Harrison on the disabled list early in the day Wednesday, the Rangers needed some good news regarding their pitching rotation, and Yu Darvish delivered it with a smile.

Darvish expects to be able to make his Friday start in Seattle without any problems from the blister/skin abrasion on the ring finger of his pitching hand. He left his previous start against the Angels after just five innings because of the ailment.

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"It's doing well," Darvish said through an interpreter.

He said he didn't expect to have to make any adjustments for Friday's game, but also said that "even if I did, I wouldn't tell you guys."

Manager Ron Washington, who will watch a rookie (Justin Grimm) start for his team for the second time in three games Thursday night, isn't concerned either.

"I looked at [Darvish's] hand, and he was smiling," Washington said. "It's amazing how skin heals."

Jim Reeves is a contributor to MLB.com This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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