The Brewers have made an offer to top free-agent starter Yu Darvish, a source confirmed to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Yahoo Japan first reported the offer. No details of the offer were disclosed.
The Brewers threw their hat into the ring shortly after a report came out that the Yankees appeared to not be in the mix for Darvish’s services anymore. However, the Twins, Rangers, Cubs and Dodgers are still among Darvish’s original teams he was considering to sign with.
The Brewers have been looking to bolster their starting pitching all offseason. That’s because their anchor to their staff, Jimmy Nelson, has no timetable for his return after just starting a throwing program on Friday after having labrum surgery in September. In addition, they still have not figured out what Josh Hader’s role will be on the staff.
So far, they signed Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo in December. However, adding Darvish would make them a true playoff contender after being eliminated from postseason contention last year in the second-to-last game of the season.
Darvish posted a 10-12 record with a 3.86 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 209 strikeouts over the course of 186 2⁄3 innings last season between the Rangersand the Dodgers. After being acquired at the non-waiver deadline by the Dodgers, Darvish helped the club get to the World Series by winning games in both the NLDS and NLCS, but had two disastrous starts in the Fall Classic, including Game 7.