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David Haugh: Chicago will give Yu Darvish the benefit of the doubt when he earns it

Yu Darvish really should have shaken off Cubs backup catcher Chris Gimenez this time.

A public plea for understanding for Darvish was the wrong pitch given the situation. It only reinforced local perception of Darvish as overly delicate, regardless of any reality Gimenez or other Cubs teammates have seen firsthand.

Yet there was Gimenez, the Cubs player who knows Darvish best from their days together with the Rangers, telling the Sun-Times in Thursday's edition that the pitcher who spent time on the disabled list with the flu and triceps tendinitis also

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