RHP Darvish meets with Cubs

Dec 19, 2017 - 3:54 PM Free-agent right-hander Yu Darvish posted on social media that he met with representatives from the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Darvish, who is a four-time All-Star, tweeted a statement in Japanese confirming the meeting amid reports that Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer were in Dallas to speak with him.

The Cubs have not offered an official comment on the meeting.

Darvish posted a 10-12 mark with a 3.86 ERA in 31 starts combined last season for the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers. The 31-year-old struck out 209 batters over 186 2/3 innings.

Chicago has been quite busy this offseason, signing right-hander Tyler Chatwood to a three-year, $38 million contract.

The Cubs also acquired free-agent relievers Brandon Morrow and Steve Cishek and claimed Dario Alvarez off waivers.






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