Report: Yu Darvish Will Be Posted Tomorrow, According to His Agent

Christopher ChavezAnalyst IIDecember 8, 2011

TOKYO - MARCH 05:  Starting Pitcher Yu Darvish #11 of Japan throws a pitch during the World Baseball Classic Tokyo Round match between Japan and China at Tokyo Dome on March 5, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
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The clock has struck past midnight in New York City, and news is coming out of Japan that Yu Darvish will be posted in the next 24 hours. Don Nomura, his agent, made the announcement via his Twitter account. The same news has also appeared on Darvish's personal blog.

There were early reports that he would be posted before or during the winter meetings, and his father put the chances at “50/50” that he would come to the United States at all. He is coming off a divorce, and that delayed the process for him. 

Darvish is 25 years old and has been known to be one of the best pitchers in the Japanese league (NPB). He never posted an ERA over 2.00. He was one of the keys to Japan's 2009 World Baseball Classic championship winning team. 

Mark Buehrle has signed with the Marlins and C.J. Wilson may leave the market very soon, so teams looking for pitching could get involved. The Yankees will most likely be among them. Along with Nomura, Darvish is represented by Arn Tellem. The Yankees have experience with Tellem from their days with Hideki Matsui.

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