MLB free agent rumors: Yu Darvish waiting to see if Yankees, Dodgers make salary space

Yu Darvish (Getty Photographs)

Yu Darvish is waiting to see if the Yankees or Dodgers can create sufficient salary space to signal him as a free agent, in accordance to MLB Community’s Ken Rosenthal (by way of the NY Every day Information).

The odds of one thing occurring aren’t in Darvish’s favor, the report says, however there’s nonetheless a small probability.

“(The Yankees) would wish to commerce an enormous salary, in all probability (Jacoby) Ellsbury to get this achieved,” Rosenthal says. “What are the chances of the Yankees or Dodgers doing such a factor? In all probability considerably slim, however that’s why this factor isn’t over simply but.”

The Dodgers, who acquired him final season on the commerce deadline, are Darvish’s best choice, in accordance to the report, however the Yankees appeared to have piqued his curiosity.

Each groups need to keep underneath the $197 million luxurious-tax threshold, however the Yankees have solely about $15 million left to spend on free brokers.

Now that the Yankees have outfielders Aaron Decide, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Hicks and Brett Gardner, Ellsbury seems to be the odd man out however nonetheless has three years and $sixty eight million left on his contract, which features a no-commerce clause.

That makes him arduous to deal, however that might be what Darvish is hoping for if the state of affairs with the Dodgers does not pan out.

Darvish went  four-three with a three.forty four ERA in 9 begins with the Dodgers. He additionally gained his solely begin within the NLDS however botched his two begins within the World Collection towards the Astros, each losses, together with Recreation 7.