UPDATE: Sox Deal Cespedes For Porcello
The Boston Red Sox make another trade for a starting pitcher - this time getting Rick Porcello from the Tigers in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.
This deal comes just hours after the Sox acquired lefty starter Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Allen Webster and Ruby De La Rosa.
Multiple baseball reports say minor league players and perhaps a third team may be involved in this deal. Fox Sports was first to report trade details.
Porcello has one more year before free agency. He is arbitration eligible and is likely to be payed around $12 million for 2015.
Cespedes is the outfielder acquired from the A's in the Jon Lester trade. He has one year left before he becomes a free agent. He will earn $10.5 million in 2015.
Porcello is 25-years-old and has pitched in the majors since age 20. Last season he was 15-13 and a 3.43 ERA in 204-innings with the Tigers.