Cubs reportedly trading Yu Darvish, Victor Caratini to Padres for five players


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Darvish is reportedly head to San Diego (David Banks - USA Today Sports)
Darvish is reportedly head to San Diego (David Banks - USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Cubs promised an offseason of transition and it has happened.

Cubs ace pitcher Yu Darvish and backup catcher Victor Caratini have been traded to the San Diego Padres for starting pitcher Zach Davies and four prospects according to multiple reports.

None of the prospects were in the Padres' top-10 list with 17-year-old shortstop Reginald Preciado (11th best Padres prospect), 18-year-old outfielder Owen Caissie (13th best), 20-year-old shortstop Yeison Santana (16th best), and 18-year-old shortstop Ismael Mena (15th best).

The teams have not officially announced the trade yet.

Davies is a solid rotation starter who is 28-years old and in his last season under contract.

He had a 7-4 record with a 2.73 ERA with 63 strikeouts and a low 1.07 WHIP last season.

Darvish had an impressive 8-3 record (tied first in wins) with a 2.01 ERA with 93 strikeouts and a sparkling 0.96 WHIP in 12 starts this past season.

He struck out 93 batters and only walked 14 in 76 innings.

This was some salary relief for the Cubs as he had three years left on his contract at $59 million total.

More to come on this breaking story.

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