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Source: 'Increasingly likely' Yu will sign soon

Brewers, Twins among clubs interested in free-agent right-hander
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Right-hander Yu Darvish is "increasingly likely" to come to a decision prior to the end of the week on which team he signs with, a source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.

According to Morosi, no deal with any of the handful of clubs reportedly in the sweepstakes to land the free-agent hurler is close at this time. A source told Morosi the Twins and Darvish's representatives "are engaged in ongoing discussions," but it is not necessarily Minnesota which has the best chance to land the 31-year-old.

Right-hander Yu Darvish is "increasingly likely" to come to a decision prior to the end of the week on which team he signs with, a source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.

According to Morosi, no deal with any of the handful of clubs reportedly in the sweepstakes to land the free-agent hurler is close at this time. A source told Morosi the Twins and Darvish's representatives "are engaged in ongoing discussions," but it is not necessarily Minnesota which has the best chance to land the 31-year-old.

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The Brewers reportedly made an offer to Darvish on Monday, and the Cubs, Rangers, Dodgers and Yankees have all shown interest in signing him as well.

Darvish, a four-time All-Star, is 56-42 with a 3.42 ERA in 131 career starts over five seasons in the Major Leagues. He is considered to be one of the top two available starters along with right-hander Jake Arrieta.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @basebollie.

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