MLB Rumors: Dodgers Acquire Yu Darvish From Rangers In Deadline Trade

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In 22 starts this season, he is 6-9 with a 4.01 ERA.

This deal was one of the last minute deals to reach the Major League Baseball desk. "Certainly for a deal of this magnitude, that's cutting it pretty close". CC Sabathia has been excellent, with a 126 ERA+ in 93 1/3 innings, but across 17 starts, that's just 5.5 frames per turn, and the 36-year-old southpaw has struggled to stay healthy. In this era of the "super bullpen", teams such as the Dodgers, Cubs and Astros would benefit from adding Britton and creating a dynamic 1-2 punch in the latter innings. However, it is one thing to watch footage of a pitcher and learn his release point, his arm slots, or any sort of give aways as to what pitch he is about to throw. "The fastball, the ability to reach 95, 96, 97 miles per hour (152-155 kph), the ability to kind of take something off. And then breaking ball was faster [in my delivery]". But Darvish, who saw it on video, said it's something that he can easily fix.

Darvish should feel at home in Los Angeles.

Yu Darvish's worst career start sure sounds like it'll be his last-ever start in a Rangers uniform. In 39 games this season, Jeffress is 1-2 with a 5.31 ERA, and allowed a home run in each of his past four appearances.

"Dodger Nation should be excited!" team co-owner Magic Johnson tweeted.

Matt Snyder, CBSSports.com: "The Dodgers needed left-handed relief help and while Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani don't exactly blow you away, there's enough there to believe that one of them will have settled in by the playoffs".

The Yankees took Clint Frazier and Gleyber Torres out of the discussions, the same for the Dodgers with Walker Buehler and Alex Verdugo. The Dodgers have a 14 game lead in the division!

"It's an honor to be wanted by the team", Darvish said through an interpreter. Or maybe he showed it in Japan and by the time he arrived in Texas it was gone. "I have nothing but appreciation for everyone here".

Yu Darvish, now a Dodger, can become a free agent this winter.

"I kept saying well, just let him wait until Monday night, wait until Monday night", joked Reverend Clifford Creeks, who brought members of the Allen Chapel Baptist Church to see the game.

While the Yankees suffered a little slump before the All-Star break, they are back leading the American League (AL) East heading into Monday's action. They might all pass through waivers, giving the Mets another shot to deal them in August. He had gone 62 consecutive games without an error before that, a franchise record and career best for the five-time Gold Glove victor.

Aoki hit.272 with 19 RBIs in 71 games in his first season with Houston.

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