Yu Darvish is only three starts into his Dodgers career, but the trade deadline prize is already on the shelf.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced to the media Saturday that Darvish is headed to the 10-day DL with back stiffness. He is expected to miss one start and is expected to pitch again Sunday in Los Angeles against the Brewers.
Darvish made the following statement:
Since joining the Dodgers, Darvis is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA. Between the Dodgers and Rangers, Darvish is 8-9 with a 3.83 ERA this season.
Major League Baseball umpires are wearing white wristbands Saturday as a protest to players and the league "escalating verbal attacks."
Earlier in the week, Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler harshly criticized umpire Angel Hernandez. Kinsler claimed Hernandez was "ruining baseball games" and suggested he find a new line of work.
Kinsler was fined an undiscloused amount for his actions.
The World Umpires Association issued the following statement on Saturday:
Joe West, who was suspended just 10 dyas ago for comments he made about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, participated in the protest.
NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson and cash from the New York Mets for a player to be named later or cash.
The teams announced the deal after their games Friday night. The 36-year-old Granderson is hitting .228 with 19 home runs and 52 RBIs this year.
Los Angeles is running away with the NL West. The Dodgers are 86-34 after Friday's win at Detroit . Granderson gives Los Angeles another option for the outfield along with Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson.
Pederson has been struggling quite a bit of late, hitting .149 since the All-Star break. Granderson, like Pederson, offers some power from the left side of the plate.