Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers traded starter Yu Darvish to the Dodgers just before Monday’s 4 PM ET non-waiver trade deadline. We should be hearing about the Rangers’ return soon.
Darvish, 30, has a 4.01 ERA with a 148/45 K/BB ratio in 137 innings across 22 starts this year for the Rangers. He’s owed the remainder of his $11 million salary and can become a free agent after the season.
Darvish had a limited no-trade clause, but the Dodgers were not one of the 10 teams on his list.
This is obviously a huge get for the Dodgers, who lead the NL West by 14 games. The starting rotation has been anything but healthy and reliable, and Darvish will help provide both stability and production. Reportedly heading back in the deal is top 100 MLB.com Prospect who is in (AAA) playing second base Willie Calhoun.
By Bill Baer