The Nippon-Ham Fighters are expected to accept the winning bid submitted by an MLB team for pitching sensation Yu Darvish according to a tweet from Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.
It is widely expected, however unconfirmed, that the Toronto Blue Jays were the team that submitted the highest bid to negotiate for Darvish’s services. Following the Nippon-Ham Fighters’ announcement, the team with the highest bid will have 30 days to reach an agreement with the right-hander. If no agreement is reached, the posting money will be returned and Darvish will remain in Japan.
Last year at the age of 23, Darvish posted a 1.78 ERA with 222 strikeouts in 202 innings pitched. In 25 starts for the Nippon-Ham Fighters, he threw 10 complete games and two shutouts.