Yu Darvish has struggled with the Chicago Cubs, but has found the team's fan base to be very supportive.
Darvish has been out with right triceps soreness since May 20. He threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
The right-hander addressed comments made by catcher Chris Gimenez, who recently told the Chicago Sun-Times that he thinks Darvish feels like he is disliked by fans in Chicago.
"In regards to Chicago [fans], I'm not sure what Chris was thinking," Darvish said through his interpreter. "The fans here are very supportive. Even in my situation, they come to me when they see me in town and say, 'Thanks for the performance.' I really do feel the support."
Darvish is 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA after signing a six-year, $126 million deal in the offseason.