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Texas Rangers rumors: Cleveland Indians the Yu Darvish mystery team

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Jon Morosi says that the Cleveland Indians are the mystery team that has inquired on Yu Darvish

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Texas Rangers rumors: The Cleveland Indians are in on Yu Darvish, and are apparently the mystery team that was mentioned earlier today, according to Jon Morosi on Twitter. The Los Angeles Dodgers are seen as the most likely landing spot for Darvish, should he be dealt, while the New York Yankees are also an option if they cannot land Sonny Gray from the Oakland A’s.

Cleveland is on Yu Darvish’s no trade list, so he could veto a deal there, but Jon Daniels has apparently been in communication with Darvish’s agents about what the Rangers are doing, and that would seem to include talking to them about the possibility of a Cleveland trade.

It remains to be seen whether Cleveland is a serious contender, or if they are just poking around and letting themselves be used by the Rangers to try to juice more from the Dodgers, but after having gotten to Game 7 of the World Series last year, and with a 60+ year run of no championships, the Indians could feel that adding Darvish to Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco would get them over the top.