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Source: Cubs bid on Yu Darvish

Updated: December 16, 2011, 9:19 AM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs are one of numerous teams to put in a bid on Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, according to a major league source.

Darvish, 25, was posted by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters earlier this week. Bidding closed Wednesday, and the Ham Fighters have until Tuesday to accept a bid.

The posting process allows major league teams to send a blind one-time-only bid to the Ham Fighters in order to be able to negotiate the contract exclusively with Darvish. If the bid is accepted, ...

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