Yu Darvish is going to the Chicago Cubs, a source confirmed, with a six-year deal worth at least $126 million after his No. 1 landing spot failed to make a competitive offer.
The same source said that the Texas Rangers, the team that brought Darvish from Japan in 2012 and traded him away July 31, were "not even close" in their pursuit of the right-hander who has made his home in Dallas and was interested in a reunion.
General manager Jon Daniels said on Friday that the Rangers could add a big-time free agent with so many still on the market, but he didn't expect that to happen. He was repeating a familiar refrain from early in the off-season.
Darvish went off the board Saturday afternoon. Daniels had no hard feelings for his former pitcher and dinner buddy.
Source: Rangers 'not even close' on Darvish
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Feb 12