Feb. 10 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET15:45 ET20:45 GMT4:45 1:45 PM MST3:45 PM EST4:15 PM VEN0:45 UAE (+1)2:45 PM CT-A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Darvish and the Cubs have reached agreement on a $126 million, six-year contract. The person spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. The deal was first reported by The Athletic. Analysis: Darvish finished last season with the Dodgers, helping them knock out the defending champion Cubs in the playoffs to reach the World Series. The Japanese star is expected to take the rotation spot of Jake Arrieta, who became a free agent after finishing the year in Chicago. Darvish is a four-time All-Star, but has had injury problems. He began last year with Texas and was traded to the Dodgers in July, going a combined 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA.