Are Yu ready? Yu Darvish has been activated by the Dodgers ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Braves.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 2, 2017
Darvish, who was a last second trade at the trade deadline will start this Friday in New York. Until then he will be getting to know his catchers and his defense as well as other team strategies that have worked all year long. The Dodgers were in the air at the time of the Darvish trade, however many were very thrilled with the news of his arrival. Yu will add a huge presence going into the rotation as we head into playoff season
At the All-Star Game, Darvish said, Clayton Kershaw told him "I'll see you in three weeks."
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 2, 2017
Yu has faced the Mets once this year where he went 7.1 innings, giving up 3 earned runs and striking out 9. Yu has struggled as of late, including getting lit up against the Marlins. However, there is confidence in the Dodgers’ organization that a new team, in a new stadium, with the chance of a World Series will help bring Yu Darvish back to his stellar self.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) August 1, 2017
Josh Ravin has been sent down to Triple-A after the Darvish activation. Ravin had performed well up until recently where he had given up two runs. Up until last night, Ravin had gone five innings in relief without giving up a run. Last night he gave up two without recording an out. The Dodgers’ have now added two more lefty arms to the bullpen. Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani, have joined the Dodgers and they hope both add diversity. Cingrani has started, closed, and has set up; we will likely see him in a long relief role and Watson in a setup role.
As the Dodgers’ approach the end of the season, we may see Ravin again to help bring rest to the Dodgers’ bullpen.