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Yu Darvish shoots down rumor that he signed with Cubs

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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 Twitter to dispel the rumor, using the hashtag #fakenews:

So, there you have it. Darvish is still a free agent.

Darvish reportedly met with the Rangers, Astros, and Cubs this week. The Twins are also believed to have strong interest in procuring the right-hander’s talent.