Cubs pitcher Darvish shares throwing session on social media

Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish -- seen here in August 2018 -- is progressing after arthroscopic elbow surgery in September (AFP Photo/Stacy Revere)
Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish -- seen here in August 2018 -- is progressing after arthroscopic elbow surgery in September (AFP Photo/Stacy Revere)

Los Angeles (AFP) - Chicago Cubs hurler Yu Darvish, recovering from a right elbow procedure that ended his 2018 baseball season in September, posted a video of himself making light throws on Friday.

Darvish posted the recording on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, showing him throwing on flat ground and tagging TMI Sports Medicin, a rehabilitation facility in Texas.

The Japanese star, who signed a six-year, $126 million deal with the Cubs in February, struggled with elbow pain put down to triceps tendinitis from May.

He completed just eight starts before landing on the disabled list. He made two minor-league rehab appearances, one in June and one in August, before he was shut down for the season.

The 32-year-old had arthroscopic debridement of his elbow on September 12.