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The Mets are finally calling up Amed Rosario

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MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports that the Mets will call up shortstop Amed Rosario from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. The Mets will open a series at Coors Field in Colorado.

Rosario, 21, is the Mets’ No. 1 prospect and No. 2 overall in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. There has been a lot of hype around his promotion, particularly since Asdrubal Cabrera suffered a thumb injury earlier this season. The Mets have used Cabrera as well as an unproductive Jose Reyes at shortstop.

With Las Vegas, Rosario hit .328/.367/.466 with seven home runs, 58 RBI, 66 runs scored, and 19 stolen bases in 425 plate appearances.

Rangers trade Yu Darvish to the Dodgers

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Update #2 (4:39 PM ET): The other two prospects are pitcher A.J. Alexy and infielder Brendon Davis, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

Alexy, 19, was selected by the Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2016 draft. He’s the Dodgers’ No. 16 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. In 73 2/3 innings across 19 starts with Single-A Great Lakes, the right-hander posted a 3.67 ERA with an 86/37 K/BB ratio.

Davis, 20, was selected by the Dodgers in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. He’s the Dodgers’. No. 27 prospect, per MLB Pipeline. Between Great Lakes and High-A Rancho Cucamonga, Davis has hit .241/.350/.403 with nine home runs and 43 RBI in 400 plate appearances. He has played second base, third base, and shortstop in his professional career, logging a majority of his playing time at shortstop.

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Update (4:33 PM ET): One of the three prospects the Rangers are receiving from the Dodgers is 2B/OF Willie Calhoun, per ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

Calhoun, 22, was selected by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2015 draft. He’s the club’s No. 4 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. This season, with Triple-A Oklahoma City, he’s hitting .298/.357/.574 with 23 home runs and 67 RBI in 414 plate appearances.

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers traded starter Yu Darvish to the Dodgers just before Monday’s 4 PM ET non-waiver trade deadline. We should be hearing about the Rangers’ return soon.

Darvish, 30, has a 4.01 ERA with a 148/45 K/BB ratio in 137 innings across 22 starts this year for the Rangers. He’s owed the remainder of his $11 million salary and can become a free agent after the season.

Darvish had a limited no-trade clause, but the Dodgers were not one of the 10 teams on his list.

This is obviously a huge get for the Dodgers, who lead the NL West by 14 games. The starting rotation has been anything but healthy and reliable, and Darvish will help provide both stability and production.

Nationals acquire Brandon Kintzler from the Twins

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In the run up to the 4 PM ET non-waiver trade deadline, the Nationals acquired reliever Brandon Kintzler from the Twins, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Twins will receive Tyler Watson in return.

Kintzler, 32, has finished an MLB-high 41 games this season with 28 saves, a 2.78 ERA, and a 27/11 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings. He’ll help bolster the bullpen of the Nationals, who have a 13-game first-place lead in the NL East. The Nats recently added Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle as well.

Watson, 20, was selected by the Naitonals in the 34th round of the 2015 draft. The lefty has a 4.35 ERA and a 98/24 K/BB ratio in 93 innings with Single-A Hagerstown this season.