San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder
Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello.
Numerous outlets are reporting the deal has been completed and that the Red
Sox will also get an additional player or two in the trade.
Cespedes spent the first two-plus seasons of his big league career with the
Oakland Athletics, but was sent to Boston at the non-waiver trade deadline in
July in the Jon Lester deal. Cespedes had been an All-Star for the first time
last season and batted .260 combined with 22 home runs and 100 RBI.
The 28-year-old Cuban, who can become a free agent at the end of next season,
is a two-time Home Run Derby champion and has hit 71 home runs in his three
big league seasons with the A’s and Red Sox.
Porcello, meanwhile, had his best season in 2014 for the Tigers, as he went
15-13 with a 3.43 ERA over a career-high 204 2/3 innings. The former first
round pick also led the AL with three shutouts.
Over the course of six seasons the 25-year-old Porcello has posted a 76-63
mark to go along with a 4.30 ERA in 184 games (180 starts). He will also be a
free agent at the end of the deal.