Yu Darvish threw a full bullpen session Friday and even caught footballs with some of the Rangers' pitchers, declaring that his stiff neck is fine. He's scheduled to start Sunday against Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Angels.

"I was able to throw my bullpen without any discomfort," Darvish said through interpreter Joe Furukawa. "When I make my next start, I don't think it's going to be a factor."

Rangers manager Ron Washington said he never had long-term concerns about Darvish's neck. The club just wanted to be sure Darvish was healthy before getting him back on the mound.