ESPN The Los Angeles Dodgers, owners of the best record in baseball, have acquired right-hander Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers, the teams announced Monday.
Los Angeles landed perhaps the biggest name available right at the trade deadline. The Rangers will receive three minor leaguers: second baseman Willie Calhoun, right-hander A.J. Alexy and shortstop Brendon Davis. They are the fourth-, 17th- and 27th-ranked prospects in the Dodgers’ system, respectively, according to MLB.com. Los Angeles did not want to part with top prospects like right-hander Walker Buehler and outfielder Alex Verdugo.
The Los Angeles Dodgers made the biggest move of the trade deadline, acquiring ace pitcher Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers, in a package that included three prospects. The move solidifies the Dodgers rotation, which was already a strength headlined by pitchers like Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill, the addition of Darvish likely gives the Dodgers the best rotation in baseball. When the postseason arrives, nobody is going to want to face the Dodgers, who have almost no weaknesses on their roster.