MLB-best Dodgers go all-in to add Darvish at trade deadline

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yu Darvish is coming to Dodger Stadium – plus a pair of relief pitchers – in an effort to boost Los Angeles to its first World Series appearance in 29 years.

Darvish was acquired from Texas for three prospects just before Monday’s deadline to make trades without waivers. Los Angeles, a major league-best 74-31, also acquired former All-Star reliever Tony Watson from Pittsburgh for a pair of minor leaguers and left-hander Tony Cingrani from Cincinnati for utilityman Scott Van Slyke and a minor leaguer.

”It’s an honor to be wanted by the team,” Darvish said in Texas through a translator.

Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke weren’t enough to pitch Los Angeles to the World Series for the first time since 1988, when the Dodgers won their sixth title.

Darvish, a 30-year-old right-hander, is in the midst of his worst season in the majors. The four-time All-Star, who returned last year from Tommy John surgery, is 6-9 with a 4.01 ERA in 22 starts. He is coming off his poorest outing since coming to the major leagues in 2012, allowing 10 runs in 3 2/3 innings against Miami last week.

”It was in the last 15 minutes,” Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said, explaining how the trade got finalized. ”Certainly for a deal of this magnitude,

Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/mlb-best-dodgers-go-all-in-to-add-darvish-at-trade-deadline-073117

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