Yu Darvish has a new diagnosis on his injury: It’s a right elbow impingement and inflammation.

He went to Texas to get another opinion on the sore triceps muscle that flared up again in a bullpen session Thursday.

The Chicago Cubs had hoped for the right-hander’s return to to the rotation this weekend.

Darvish consulted with Dr. Keith Meister, an orthopedic surgeon who is one of the Texas Rangers team physicians, and received a cortisone shot.

Manager Joe Maddon said Friday afternoon that there’s no timetable for Darvish’s return.

“We’d love to have him out there pitching but it’s not going to happen,” Maddon said Friday afternoon. “I don’t know exactly when it’s going to happen.”

Red Sox make trade

Steve Pearce joined the Boston Red Sox and doubled in his first at-bat as the cleanup hitter for the team with the best record in the majors.

Pearce doubled in the second inning Friday night on the first pitch he saw from CC Sabathia at Yankee Stadium. Pearce played first base against New York.

The Red Sox got the 35-year-old Pearce and cash on Thursday from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor-league infielder Santiago Espinal.

Pearce has a career average of .255 and 83 career home runs and 268 RBI. Pearce’s cost to the Sox will be $1.5 million.

Orioles honor victims

The Baltimore Orioles paid tribute to the Capital Gazette shooting victims by placing five lilies at the press box seat reserved for the newspaper, and holding a moment of silence before their game Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels.

Longtime sports writer John McNamara was among five employees shot to death Thursday in Annapolis at the offices of the local newspaper.

McNamara was a sports writer for the Capital for decades before being shifted to community coverage. But his love was writing about sports, and he was always welcomed into the press box at Camden Yards

Farm club will stay

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed legislation designed to keep the Boston Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket.

The legislation enables the team, state and city to shop for bonds to finance a new stadium at Slater Mill in Pawtucket.

Under the bill, the PawSox would contribute $45 million to the $83 million project. The team would be responsible for any cost overruns. The state and city would be responsible for the remaining $38 million in bonds issued by the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency.

Yankees pitcher throws

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw 48 pitches over three innings in his first simulated game since being sidelined three weeks by a strained right and left hamstring.

He faced minor- leaguers Friday at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa, Florida.