MLB trade deadline: Yu Darvish traded to Dodgers

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The acquired starter from the on Monday, minutes before the trade deadline, loading up for the stretch run with the best player available on the trade market, sources familiar with the deal told Yahoo Sports. In exchange for Darvish, a free agent this winter, the Dodgers sent prospects Willie Calhoun, A.J. cheap jersey Alexy and Brendon Davis to the Rangers.

Adalberto Mejia Jersey #76 Darvish, who turns 31 in August, fortifies a Dodgers rotation that already includes an injured and a resurgent . They’ll rely upon him October, where he’ll take his disappointing ERA and impressive strikeout rate and try to rekindle the notion he is the sort of frontline starter who warrants a long-term extension.

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While his last start didn’t exactly scream as much – Darvish allowed a career-high 10 earned runs – his numbers this season had been similar to previous years prior to the meltdown. Darvish continues to strike out more than one batter per inning, and it’s those flashes of dominance, not to mention his wide variety of pitches, that made him such an alluring target in spite of recent struggles.

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The Dodgers were far from the only interested parties. At some point or another, the , , , , and engaged with the Rangers on Darvish.

Limited Adalberto Mejia Jersey Some teams couldn’t put together compelling-enough packages. Others were loath to budge on giving up high-end prospects for a rental player. In the end, the Rangers didn’t end up getting top prospects Alex Verdugo or Walker Buehler from the Dodgers.

cheap jerseys authentic Yu Darvish Jerseys’s time in Texas is coming to an end. Texas struggled with the decision to trade Darvish. After last season, when the Rangers made the postseason for a second consecutive year, their future looked strong.

Adalberto Mejia Jersey #76 A combination of injuries and underperformance plagued the Rangers, and following the 22-10 defeat in which Darvish allowed those 10 runs, Texas decided to sell free agents to be.

Onto the market went a starter with a 4.01 ERA and a Tommy John scar on his elbow. And that was fine by the Dodgers, who were happy to jump on Darvish when he was available and now get two full months from him before the time they really need him most.