Darvish dealt to Dodgers

Rangers get three prospects in trade fin­ished 10 min­utes be­fore dead­line.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Stephen Hawkins states­man. com. Rangers

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,

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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.

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