Yu Darvish RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Cubs in Active Talks With Yu Darvish

    12 Up "The Chicago Cubs are mentioned alongside most of the top MLB free agents. Whether it's a player they're set to lose like Jake Arrieta, or a big name free agent they could sign such as Yu Darvish, they're usually in the discussion. That trend continued tonight, as the Cubs are in active talks..." January 23

  • Yu Darvish Has Reportedly Received Five-Year Offer

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yu Darvish has received “at least” one five-year offer, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). Crasnick does not specify if the five-year offer is the one which he’s reportedly received from the Brewers, though Milwaukee is indeed one of the teams in the mix for Darvish, per the report. The..." January 22

  • Brewers reportedly make an offer to Yu Darvish, one of top starters on free-agent market

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "There has been speculation all winter that the Milwaukee Brewers would jump in at some point on one of the top free-agent starting pitchers, and apparently they finally decided to do so with Yu Darvish. Reports out of both Japan and the United States on Sunday indicated the Brewers made an..." January 22

  • Twins determined in pursuit of Darvish

    MLB.com "As the Rule 5 Draft came to a close on Thursday, Twins general manager Thad Levine stood at the back of the room, waiting to meet with local reporters to talk about the Winter Meetings that were just wrapping up. But before Levine could do his media session, he was swarmed by a group of..." January 20

  • Yu Darvish to Yankees on team-friendly contract?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The longer Yu Darvish sits out on the free-agent market, the more some will clamor for the Yankees to blow past the luxury-tax threshold and sign the strikeout artist. While that's not likely to happen anytime soon, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman could try to find a creative way to sign..." January 19

  • Is this the contract that makes Yu Darvish a Yankee?

    New York Post "Yu Darvish, via Twitter, has indicated six teams are pursuing him in free agency, and Brian Cashman has copped that the Yankees remain among the interested. But it would take creativity for the Yankees to sign Darvish and even with the below plan, they still might have to find a way to offload..." January 17

  • Is the cost of landing Yu Darvish worth it for the Yankees?

    SNY TV "The New York Yankees are firmly and legitimately back in win-now mode. They claim year after year to be ready to compete for a championship, but the truth is the last couple of seasons there were more questions than answers. However, courtesy of an extended 2017 postseason run and the addition..." January 16

  • Yankees can create payroll flexibility to sign Yu Darvish by trading Jacoby Ellsbury, Clint Frazier to Giants

    New York Daily News "If the Yankees have any hope of trading Jacoby Ellsbury to help pave the way for signing Yu Darvish, they’ll probably have to include one of their best young players as an enticement. Most likely that means Clint Frazier, for the same reason Brian Cashman was willing to deal him for Gerrit..." January 15

  • Should the Rangers pursue Yu Darvish?

    Fanrag Sports "There have been rumors on and off that Yu Darvish would favor a return to the Texas Rangers pretty much since he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Darvish hasn’t eliminated them from his list of considered teams yet, and the relationship between the Texas front office and the pitcher is..." January 13

  • Yankees Offered Yu Darvish Massive Deal Before Pulling Offer

    NESN "The New York Yankees are reportedly interested in free agent pitcher Yu Darvish — if the price is right. Apparently, $160 million right for the Yankees. Unfortunately for the Bronx Bombers, however, the price wasn’t right for Davish … at least not yet. The Yankees have been busy this..." January 12

  • Yu Darvish Likes Yankees, But Is The Feeling Still Mutual?

    CBS New York "The Yankees’ quest for a sixth starting pitcher has been the topic of discussion ever since they stunned the sports world by trading for Giancarlo Stanton a month ago. Whether it be general manager Brian Cashman or new manager Aaron Boone, the Yankees have repeatedly stated they’d like to add..." January 11

  • Darvish still considering Rangers, but is it just wishful thinking?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "News, not particularly big news, was made Tuesday by the Texas Rangers, who avoided arbitration with outfielder Ryan Rua on a one-year deal with $870,000. They also signed catcher Mike Ohlman to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Rua is one of four..." January 10

  • Twins in contact with Yu Darvish

    Larry Brown Sports "Since the signing of Japanese free agent Shohei Ohtani, there has been very little movement on the pitcher free agent market. Yu Darvish remains one of the biggest — if not the biggest — pitchers on the market. And the Minnesota Twins are among the teams with heavy interest in him. Fan Rag..." January 04

  • Yu Darvish himself shoots down a rumor that he signed with the Cubs

    Hardball Talk "A report began circulating on Thursday afternoon that free agent starter Yu Darvish was a “done deal.” That report, however, was quickly refuted by other, more well-regarded journalists in the know like Bruce Levine and David Kaplan. Just to make perfectly clear, though, Darvish himself took to..." December 21

  • How Yankees whispers can turn into a Yu Darvish splash

    New York Post "Ancient, recent past and current history have taught us one thing when it comes to the Yankees: Never use the word never. Babe Ruth. Roger Clemens. Alex Rodriguez. Giancarlo Stanton. None of them were ever going to be Yankees, and all eventually were. “I still can’t believe it,’’ Dellin..." December 21

  • Cubs' pursuit of Yu Darvish has been under the radar

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs’ interest in free-agent pitcher Yu Darvish is surprising and intriguing at the same time. Darvish and Jake Arrieta, both 31, are considered the top two starters on the market, and if Arrieta’s asking price was expected to be too high for the Cubs to consider re-signing him, it made..." December 20

  • Astros planning to meet with Yu Darvish

    Fanrag Sports "The Houston Astros are said by sources to be meeting in Texas with star free agent pitcher Yu Darvish, following by one day the Cubs’ meeting with the right-hander. The Cubs’ confab with Darvish “went well” by all accounts. But they obviously have some company in the Darvish derby. The..." December 19

  • Yu Darvish confirms meeting with Cubs

    Fanrag Sports "Hours after it was reported that the Chicago Cubs were interested in free agent pitcher Yu Darvish, the man himself confirmed that he met with the team on Monday. In his native Japanese, Darvish said that he did not have an interpreter with him for the 3.5-hour meeting in order to get more..." December 19

  • Signing Yu Darvish would be great win-now move for Cubs

    Fanrag Sports "Coming into the offseason, the Chicago Cubs knew they were going to need to make some moves to patch up their starting rotation. Jake Arrieta and John Lackey are free agents, with the former projecting to get a big contract and the latter looking to hang on and pitch one more season. The Cubs..." December 18

  • Twins are still part of the Yu Darvish sweepstakes

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As spring training creeps closer — yes, it’s only two months away — we have the same old Twins. They speak optimistically of making impactful moves, fail to do so, then talk about how hard they tried. Or so it seems. This offseason still could be different. The Twins seem determined to try..." December 18

  • Dodgers’ Dave Roberts not surprised to learn Astros said Yu Darvish was tipping pitches

    L.A. Daily News "In case getting past the Dodgers’ Game 7 World Series loss to the Houston Astros wasn’t difficult enough, Manager Dave Roberts on Tuesday faced confirmation of their fears: that Yu Darvish was tipping his pitches in two of the Series losses. An anonymous Astros player told Sports Illustrated..." December 13

  • Manager Paul Molitor: Twins have 'tremendous interest' in Yu Darvish

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There's more stuff from Twins manager Paul Molitor below, but here's one of the more interesting subjects he spoke about during his press conference today. As a mini-throng of Japanese media looked on, Molitor was asked about the Twins interest in free agent righthander Yu Darvish. "Let's..." December 13

  • Relationship with Twins GM Thad Levine could be ‘game-changer’ for Yu Darvish

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Yu Darvish, the Japanese star right-hander considered the best available starting pitcher on a slow-moving free-agent market, has been doing his homework on potential employers. That includes the Twins, whose general manager, Thad Levine, has publicly called signing Darvish a “priority.” Levine..." December 12

  • Dodgers still talking to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish

    CBS Sports "Although he was one of the biggest reasons the Dodgers lost the World Series, Yu Darvish could end up back in Los Angeles. The Dodgers and Darvish, now a free agent, have remained in touch throughout the offseason. The Dodgers acquired Darvish to help put them over the top, and while he helped..." December 12

  • This Is How Yu Darvish Was Tipping His Pitches in the World Series

    SI "When Yu Darvish imploded in the World Series, there was immediate speculation about the cause could have been. Was he injured? Was former Rangers teammate Carlos Beltran sharing his secrets with the Astros? Was Darvish tipping his pitches somehow? The last option seemed like the most likely,..." December 12

  • Astros interested in Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish

    Sporting News "The Astros are just a month removed from winning their first World Series in franchise history, but they are already looking ahead to next season. Houston made a key move acquiring Tigers ace Justin Verlander before the August 31 waiver-trade deadline, and the defending champs are now ready to..." December 12

  • Twins like Darvish and Arrieta — but Darvish tops list

    Fanrag Sports "Everyone’s looking for pitching, they say. But perhaps no one is looking for pitching with as much interest or enthusiasm as the Twins, who are targeting the very top pitchers on the rotation market and on the bullpen market — and hoping to add depth, as well. The Twins are looking at the two..." November 14

  • Yu Darvish Emotional World Series Apology 'I Couldn't Do It, I'm Sorry'

    TMZ "Yu Darvish is opening up on his World Series nightmare -- telling TMZ Sports he feels terrible for blowing his big moment. "Dodger fans ... they expect we won the World Series. I couldn't do it. I still feel sorry," Darvish told us out in Beverly Grove. Darvish -- who couldn't have been..." November 04

  • Dave Roberts explains why he started Yu Darvish over Clayton Kershaw in Game 7

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was forced to explain why Yu Darvish and not Clayton Kershaw started Game 7 for his team. Hindsight was not kind to Roberts on Wednesday night, as Darvish was rocked for five runs in 1.2 innings, while Kershaw delivered four scoreless innings in relief..." November 02

  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel tips helmet to Yu Darvish before first at-bat

    ESPN "In an apparent effort to make further amends for his racist gesture earlier in the World Series, Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel took off his batting helmet and slightly nodded his head when he faced Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish in the first inning of Game 7 of the World Series..." November 02

  • Yu Darvish talks Japan star Otani, won’t meet with Gurriel

    New York Post "With Election Day next week, perhaps it’s timely to report that Shohei Otani has procured a significant endorsement. “Of course,” the Dodgers’ Yu Darvish said Tuesday through his interpreter, when asked if he knew the next great Japanese player. “He’s from Japan. He’s played in Japan for the..." November 01

  • Yu Darvish Responds to Yuli Gurriel's Offensive Gesture in World Series Game 3

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish issued a statement on Twitter in response to Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel's racist gesture during Game 3 of the 2017 World Series. In the tweet, Darvish said "no one is perfect" and that "we should put our effort into learning rather than to..." October 28

  • Gurriel on racist gesture: I know it's offensive, but I didn't mean to do it

    CBS Sports "During Game 3 of the 2017 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros, Houston first baseman Yuli Gurriel appeared to make a racist gesture toward Los Angeles pitcher Yu Darvish. Gurriel while also appearing to say the word "chinito," a Spanish term loosely meaning "little..." October 28

  • Yu Darvish calls Yuli Gurriel’s racist gesture 'disrespectful'

    USA Today "The World Series was roiled by a race-related incident in Friday night’s Game 3 when Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel made a racist gesture in the wake of hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish. TV cameras caught Gurriel, a Cuban, making a slant-eyed gesture and..." October 28

  • Yu Darvish: Stop criticizing Rangers pitching coaches

    Dallas Morning News "In a few hours, Yu Darvish will attempt to put the Los Angeles Dodgers closer to the World Series than they've been in 29 years. But first, an explanation. After stories suggesting the Dodgers overhauled his pitching style led the social media world to wonder if the Rangers pitching coaches..." October 18

  • Darvish becomes fastest pitcher in MLB history to 1,000 Ks

    Bleacher Report "With his sixth strikeout of the game Friday night against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish reached 1,000 for his MLB career. According to the Dodgers' official Twitter account, he's the fastest pitcher in MLB history (128 starts) to..." September 09

  • Yu Darvish taken off DL, to start vs. Brewers

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and will start Sunday's series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Darvish spent the minimum 10 days on the DL because of lower back stiffness. He is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three starts with the Dodgers,..." August 27

  • Dodgers' Yu Darvish heading to 10-day DL with back issue

    Sporting News "Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish is headed to the 10-day DL. Fortunately for Los Angeles, the back issue their newly acquired starter is suffering from does not appear to be too serious. Darvish was acquired from the Rangers at the trade deadline for three prospects and has gone 2-0 with a..." August 19

  • Darvish left start with trainer in Dodger Stadium debut

    USA Today "Yu Darvish’s highly anticipated first home start as a Los Angeles Dodger ended amid some mystery as the Japanese right-hander left the game in the top of the seventh after being visited by the team’s trainer. After Logan Forsythe ended the bottom of the sixth by bouncing into a double play,..." August 17

  • Yu Darvish does not anticipate returning to Rangers in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Yu Darvish believes his Texas Rangers chapter is officially closed for good. Speaking with reporters after he was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, Darvish said that he does not see himself returning to Texas in free agency, per local sportswriter Sean..." August 01

  • Rangers trade Yu Darvish to the Dodgers

    Sportsnet "The Texas Rangers have traded Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. " July 31

  • Rangers confident Darvish will be traded Monday

    CBS Sports "The 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is 4pm ET on Monday (tracker, updates), and according to one report, the Texas Rangers are confident they will be able to move staff ace Yu Darvish by the end of the day. The Rangers came into Monday with a 50-54 record and they're 5 1/2 games back of the..." July 31

  • Indians have spoken to Rangers about Darvish

    TSN "After it appeared likely that Texas Rangers would move starter Yu Darvish, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are "disappointed" in the offers they've received. The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees were thought to be the favourites to land Darvish, but..." July 31

  • Dodgers still favorites to land Darvish

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Dodgers are still chasing starting pitchers and are viewed as the likely favorite to land Yu Darvish, according to a report. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers are engaged in talks with the Texas Rangers about Darvish and may well be the favorites to get a..." July 30

  • Yu Darvish trade reportedly growing more likely

    Yardbarker "The Texas Rangers are reportedly growing more open to the idea of trading ace pitcher Yu Darvish. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, negotiations surrounding the pitcher have intensified in recent days, and interested teams are taking this as a sign that the Rangers are getting ready to..." July 29

  • Dodgers prefer Darvish but price could be prohibitive

    Fanrag Sports "The Dodgers’ preferred pitching target remains Yu Darvish, according to sources — though word is they aren’t likely to surrender their very top prospects in any deal. Sonny Gray appears to be more of a fallback candidate for L.A., according to people with ties to the Dodgers. Dodgers GM..." July 29

  • Yu Darvish Trade Rumors: Rangers Have Informed Teams They Will Move Star

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers have let potential trade suitors know they plan to deal Yu Darvish, Fox's Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday. Rosenthal also wrote the Rangers are "actively exchanging names" in possible trades. The timing isn't ideal for Texas. Darvish allowed 10 earned runs in 3.2 innings in..." July 28

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