The Diamondbacks announced on Monday that the club and pitcher Randall Delgado avoided arbitration. The value of the one-year contract is not yet known, but MLB Trade Rumors projected Delgado to take home $2.5 million.
Delgado, 27, posted a 3.59 ERA with a 60/14 K/BB ratio in 62 2/3 innings last season, spanning five starts and 21 relief appearances.
Delgado was eligible for arbitration for the third and final time, meaning he can become a free agent upon completion of the 2018 season.
Yahoo Japan reported on Sunday (Monday there) that the Brewers have made a formal contract offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has confirmed Yahoo Japan’s report. The length of the offered contract and the value are not known at the moment.
Darvish recently said on his personal Twitter account that the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Twins, and “one more team” have been in the running for his services. The unnamed team was believed to be the Dodgers, but it may well be the Brewers.
The Brewers could certainly use Darvish’s arm. Chase Anderson and Zach Davies currently lead the starting rotation and the club added Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo this offseason.
Darvish, 31, posted a 3.86 ERA with a 209/58 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings between the Rangers and Dodgers in the regular season last year. He faltered in the playoffs, specifically in the World Series, where he gave up nine runs in 3 1/3 innings across two starts. Darvish was apparently tipping his pitches, however, which is a correctable issue.