An MRI on Yu Darvish's right arm revealed no structural damage, and the Cubs right-hander should begin his throwing program this weekend or early next week.
Darvish, who is on the disabled list for the second time this season, was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start and placed on the 10-day DL (retroactive to May 23) on Saturday because of discomfort in his right triceps. The Cubs said the MRI revealed Darvish has right triceps inflammation.
With Darvish (1-3, 4.95 ERA) sidelined, Mike Montgomery is expected to start Saturday against the Mets.
The Cubs wanted to be careful with Darvish since he missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing elbow surgery.
The 31-year-old, who signed a six-year, $126 million contract with the Cubs in February, went on the DL on May 7 because of flu-like symptoms. In eight starts this season, Darvish has been unable to pitch past the fifth inning in five outings.