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The Daily Darvish: Yu can call me Al

If we’re not in silly season, we’re getting close.

News item: Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has had a “capsular release/debridement procedure to his right 3rd finger MCP joint.”

This sounds pretty painful, but according to this, Santana could be back by the end of April or beginning of May:

The @Twins medical update on Ervin Santana. pic.twitter.com/RyxL03GzFF

— Dustin Morse (@morsecode) February 6, 2018

That hasn’t stopped speculation that this somehow means the Twins are more likely to go after Yu Darvish. The Twins were interested in Darvish before this injury was announced; I doubt this makes them any more desperate to sign him than they already were, especially since this tweet and statement (it’s from the Twins’ director of communications) indicates that Santana might only miss four or five starts.

Ken Rosenthal today repeats the earlier report that Darvish is “believed to be weighing multiple $100 million-plus offers,” but offers no elaboration on that. Given what we know right now, it would appear that the Cubs likely have made one of those offers.

Apart from all that, here we sit, one week from the Cubs’ first pitcher/catcher workout, with the same players still …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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