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Yu Darvish Found Out He Was Traded on Twitter, Questions the System

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Yu Darvish is getting traded to the San Diego Padres, and he learned about it the way the rest of us did: on Twitter. Reacting to the news last night, the pitcher tweeted:

“Information that seems to have confirmed my trade came out from a leading source, but my cell phone does not ring,” this tweet reads, via the Chicago Tribune’s use of Google Translate. “What kind of system is it?”

That tweet was sent at 9:57 pm on Monday. At 9:42 pm, Jeff Passan of ESPN reported that the deal was on the “verge of happening.” However, the first news the teams were “deep in talks” came from Dennis Lin, Sahadev Sharma, and PJ Mooney of The Athletic at 12:53 pm.

Darvish should’ve found out before the Athletic reporters tweeted about it, and it’s definitely wild that no one from the Cubs bothered to call Darvish or his agent about it in the ensuing nine hours. While few people will feel sorry for Darvish, who is in the midst of a six-year contract worth $126 million, it’s still a pretty crappy way to get treated by your employer.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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