Darvish dealt to Dodgers
Rangers get three prospects in trade finished 10 minutes before deadline.
The loaded Los Angeles Dodgers made a late trade for Texas right-hander Yu Darvish on Monday, their boldest move in pursuit of a World Series crown that’s eluded them for nearly 30 years.
The runaway NL West leaders, already with the best record in the majors and the highest payroll, acquired the 6-foot-5 pitcher from Japan for three minor leaguers in a deal Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said was completed in the last 10 minutes before the nonwaiver trade deadline.
“It’s an honor to be wanted by the team,” Darvish said through his translator, adding that he had “nothing but appreciation” for his time in Texas.
Darvish was an All-Star this year for the fourth time in his five seasons playing for the Rangers. He joined Texas before the 2012 season, and missed all of 2015 after elbow surgery. In 22 starts this season,
Yu Darvish was an All-Star in four of his five seasons with the Rangers, compiling a 52-39 record with a 3.42 ERA.