DALLAS (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are making a pitch for Yu Darvish.

The free agent right-hander says he had a "very good meeting" with Cubs officials.

Darvish tweeted a statement in Japanese confirming the get-together amid reports that Chicago executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were in Dallas to speak with him.

Darvish is one of the top starting pitchers available this offseason, and the Cubs have been busy filling holes on their staff.