The San Diego Padres are at it again.
They will trade for 2020 National League Cy Young Award finalist Yu Darvish, according to ESPN, less than a day after outlets reported that the team was on the cusp of acquiring Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell.
ESPN quoted “sources familiar with the deal” in outlining the details of the trade, with the Chicago Cubs.
The Padres will get Darvish and catcher Victor Caratini in exchange for starting pitcher Zach Davies and four prospects, the oldest of which, Yeison Santana, is 20.
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— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 29, 2020
Darvish had an 8-3 record in 2020 in his third year with the Cubs. After starting his pro career in Japan, he came to the Major Leagues eight years ago, posting a 71-56 record. He also has played for the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Davies, in his first year with the Padres, had a 7-4 record with a 2.73 ERA. He spent his first five seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Kim hit .306 with 30 home runs and 109 RBIs in 2020.
It’s the second eruption of activity this year for general manager A.J. Preller, who made six trades over the last weekend in August, culminating in the deal that brought pitcher Mike Clevinger to San Diego.
We’ve got about two weeks left in Kim Ha-seong’s posting period. Things should start happening soon, as we know that the #BlueJays and #Rangers have already expressed interest. Here’s my in-depth breakdown of Kim and how he may profile in #MLB https://t.co/gcWhTiphCe pic.twitter.com/4U986CJ9Lk
— Ben Howell (@benhowell71) December 20, 2020
– Staff reports