San Diego Padres acquire star pitcher Yu Darvish in trade with Chicago Cubs

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 13:28:13-05

CHICAGO (AP) — The aggressive San Diego Padres have traded for another big arm, acquiring Yu Darvish in a blockbuster deal with the Chicago Cubs.

In a deal officially announced Wednesday, the Padres got Darvish, catcher Victor Caratini and cash from the Cubs for right-hander Zach Davies and four young minor leaguers.

Darvish, 34, finished the 2020 season with an 8-3 record and 2.01 ERA.

The switch-hitting Caratini caught Darvish in Chicago and batted .241 with 16 RBIs last season.

Davies went 7-4 with a 2.73 ERA in 12 starts for San Diego this year.

The package of prospects headed to Chicago includes Owen Caissie, an 18-year-old outfielder who was selected by the Padres in the second round of this year's amateur draft.

The Padres are also sending SS Reginald Preciado, SS Yeison Santana, and OF Ismael Mena to the Cubs organization.