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Did Yu Darvish Get Seven Year Offer From Yankees? Pitcher Shoots Down Rumor

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Nov 1, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning in game seven of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Bradbury/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

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UPDATE (1 p.m. ET): Yu Darvish himself is here to refute the story about the Yankees’ reported seven-year deal, saying he never got an offer.

They don't give me offer yet🤔 https://t.co/Zlp4KPLdzr

— ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) January 12, 2018

ORIGINAL STORY: The New York Yankees are reportedly interested in free agent pitcher Yu Darvish — if the price is right.

Apparently, $160 million is right for the Yankees. Unfortunately for the Bronx Bombers, however, the price wasn’t right for Davish… at least not yet.

The Yankees have been busy this offseason after acquiring Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins, and they seem hell-bent on adding a pitcher. They’ve been linked to Darvish on multiple occasions, and according to YES broadcaster Michael Kay, the Yankees offered Darvish a $160 million contract.

Wow: Michael Kay is reporting the #Yankees offered Yu Darvish a contract around seven years and $160 million. But when Darvish didn't accept within 48 hours, they pulled the deal.

— Dan Federico (@RealDanFederico) January 11, 2018

It’s not entirely surprising to see Darvish taking his time. The right-handed pitcher reportedly has a list of at least five (or six, if you ask him) suitors interested in his services. Obviously, $160 million is a lot of money, so if Darvish didn’t jump at that reported offer, he probably feels he’s got a chance to make even more money. Or perhaps he was using that offer to get a better feel for the market.


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