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New Padres addition Yu Darvish struck out four batters and gave up one hit in two innings pitched during his Padres debut.
Although it may be too early to tell, Darvish looked sharp in his Padres debut in a spring training matchup against the Royals. Darvish is coming off of a fantastic season, finishing with an ERA of 2.01, a WHIP of 0.96, and 11 K/9. Fantasy managers should be encouraged by Darvish's first outing as a Padre.
Padres RHP Yu Darvish is debuting in Sunday's game against the Royals.
During the 2020 season, Darvish's ERA was 2.01 with 93 strikeouts in 12 starts on the mound. This is Darvish's first season with the Padres after playing three consecutive seasons with the Cubs.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports Yu Darvish is heading to the Padres as part of a seven player trade.
Feinsand notes that C Victor Caratini is also headed to the Padres. Zach Davies, SS Reginald Preciado, OF Owen Caissie, OF Ismael Mena and SS Yeison Santana are going back to the Cubs. This is a bit of an underwhelming package in terms of top prospects, but we'll wait and see if there are any additional names involved.
The Athletic is reporting that the Padres are "deep in talks" with the Cubs for ace right-hander Yu Darvish.
Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports multiple players would be returning to the Cubs. One would figure that at least one of which would be one of San Diego's top prospects. This deal has been gaining momentum this morning and could be completed sooner than expected.
Yu Darvish (0-1) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over six 2/3 innings in Friday's 2-0 Game 2 loss to the Marlins. He was saddled with the loss.
Darvish tossed six scoreless innings before yielding two runs in the seventh frame. He allowed a solo shot to Garrett Cooper and an RBI single to Magneuris Sierra. Darvish ends the season on a losing note, but he was dominant in 2020. The right-hander owned a 2.01 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 93 strikeouts over 76 innings. Darvish is a candidate for the NL CY Young award and will be a key part of the Cubs rotation in 2021.