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New Dodger Yu Darvish took out an ad to thank Rangers fans for a great run

The biggest surprise of Monday's Trade Deadline was the Dodgers' last-minute trade for Yu Darvish. It was so surprising, in fact, that it even caught Darvish off-guard.

Thursday morning -- a day prior to his debut start with his new team -- Darvish took out a full-page advertisement in the Dallas Morning News to thank the Rangers and their fans for making the first 5 1/2 years of his Major League career enjoyable.

As he takes his talents west to Los Angeles, the all-time leader in strikeouts per nine innings will have a new group of fans and teammates at the top of his list of priorities.