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.