The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired all-star ace Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Dodgers will send infielder Willie Calhoun, plus more to the Rangers.
The Dodgers have been in the mix to acquire Darvish for a while. With the addition of Darvish, the Dodgers arguably have the best rotation in baseball which features all-stars Alex Wood and Clayton Kershaw. Darvish is a free agent at the season's end, and will most likely opt into the open market.
Darvish, 30, has been lights out mostly all season, except for last week when he allowed 10 earned runs against the Marlins. He picked up his four all-star nod this year since joining the league from Japan in 2012. He is 6-9 with a 4.01 ERA this season in 22 starts. He also is fourth amongst American League starters for the most strikeouts this season with 148.
Calhoun, 22, is ranked as the Dodgers' #4 prospect according to MLB.com. He has played all year in AAA and has put up big time numbers. He has hit 23 HRs and 67 RBIs with a batting average of .298 in 373 at-bats. Calhoun is big league ready but sending him to Texas is a questionable move, because the positions he plays in the infield are currently occupied by Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, and Rougned Odor at the big league level.
The Rangers will also receive prospects AJ Alexy and Brendon Davis.