Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Report: Yanks Trying to Clear Space for Starter Darvish

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Report: Yanks Trying to Clear Space for Starter Darvish

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In this snail's paced Hot Stove season, Yu Darvish seems willing to wait a little longer if there's any chance of becoming a Yankee.

Wednesday morning on MLB Network, Ken Rosenthal reported that the delay in Darvish's signing is due, in part, to efforts by the Yanks to potentially clear salary space. The same can be said of the Dodgers, who are Darvish's top choice according to the Los Angeles Times.

Given the two teams' reluctance to add any more significant payroll this offseason, Rosenthal categorized the Yanks and Dodgers chances at landing Darvish as "probably somewhat slim."

The Cubs, Rangers, Twins and Brewers have also been tied to interest in the right-handed Darvish, 31, who was a combined 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA in 31 starts for the Rangers and Dodgers in 2017. …

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