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Dodgers acquire pitcher Yu Darvish from Texas Rangers minutes before trade deadline

Dodgers acquire pitcher Yu Darvish from Texas Rangers minutes before trade deadline

When the Dodgers boarded the team plane Monday, they already owned the best record in baseball, the deepest 40-man roster in the sport and the shortest odds in the sport for ending their 29-year World Series drought.

As they flew across the country, bound for a three-city trip starting in Atlanta, their front office worked the phones, finalizing plans to add a four-time All-Star starting pitcher.

In one of the more stunning moves in Andrew Friedman’s three-year tenure as president of baseball operations, the team swung a deal for Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish in exchange for three pitching prospects. The deal was consummated only 15 minutes before the non-waiver...

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