Texas Rangers rumors: Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers pitcher, has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, per reports. There had been rumors that the Dodgers and Rangers could not get a deal done, but apparently, at the deadline, something was worked out.
And it was announced more than 10 minutes after the 3 p.m. deadline, which meant my happy post about Darvish still being a Ranger, and me being fine with it because I like Yu, had to be deleted.
No word yet on what the Rangers are getting back, but I will update this with info as it becomes available.
UPDATE — Jon Morosi says Alex Verdugo is NOT in the deal.
UPDATE II -- Jon Morosi says Willie Calhoun is coming to Texas. Calhoun, 22, is a bat-first guy who is currently slashing .298/.357/.574 for AAA Oklahoma City. A fourth round pick in 2015, Calhoun is playing second base and left field for Oklahoma City, but profiles as a left fielder or DH long-term. Calhoun was #74 on the BA mid-season top 100 list.
UPDATE III — Also coming to Texas in the deal are pitcher A.J. Alexy and infielder Brendon Davis.
Alexy, 19, was the Dodgers’ 11th round pick in the 2016 draft. Alexy got a $600,000 signing bonus — well above what 11th rounders normally get — and was the #327 ranked player in the draft by Baseball America. Alexy was #17 on the MLB Pipeline Dodgers top 30 prospect list, and throws a low-90s fastball. He has spent this season in the low-A Midwest League, putting up a 3.67 ERA with 86 strikeouts in 73.2 IP, against 37 walks.
Davis, 20, was the Dodgers’ 5th round pick in 2015. He has spent most of the year in the Midwest League, though he’s also had some time in the Cal League, and has slashed .241/.350/.403 while playing all three infield positions.