LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Yu Darvish’s highly anticipated Dodger debut comes Friday as the Dodgers take on the New York Mets.

The Dodgers traded a trio of minor leaguers at the MLB trade deadline Monday in order to acquire the talented righty.

Before Darvish toes the rubber, here are five interesting facts about the newest Dodger:

  1. Yu Darvish’s only time pitching at Dodger Stadium was when team Japan won the World Baseball Classic back in 2009.

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    Relief pitcher Yu Darvish #11 of Japan throws a pitch against Korea during the finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic on March 23, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Japan won 5-3 in 10 innings. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  2. While playing for the Nippon Ham Fighters in the Japan Baseball League for seven seasons, Darvish had a career record of 93-38.

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    (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

  3. Pre-2012, Baseball America ranked the new Dodger pitcher as the fourth-best prospect in baseball.

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    (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  4. In his MLB career, the righty has one career home run.

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    (Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

  5. He’s appeared in four MLB All-Star games.

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    American League All-Star Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers prior to the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


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