Red Sox acquire Wade Miley from Diamondbacks, per report
After nearly a full day of speculation, it appears Boston has finally reached a deal for one of Arizona’s top starters.
The Boston Red Sox on Wednesday acquired Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa and a minor leaguer, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi.
The Red Sox were rumored to be close to a deal for Miley early Wednesday afternoon, but it took several hours for the agreement to finalize. Miley heads to Boston having eclipsed 200 innings in each of his last two seasons. The 28-year-old left-hander owns a 3.79 ERA/103 ERA+ in 106 big league games. Miley is two years removed from his best season, when he finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting after posting a 3.33 ERA/122 ERA+ in 194⅔ innings.
Webster, who along with De La Rosa, was acquired from the Dodgers in the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to Los Angeles in 2012, has been unsuccessful in 89⅓ big league frames across parts of two season. The 24-year-old right-hander put up a 3.10 ERA in 20 Triple-A starts in 2014.
De La Rosa owns a 4.54 ERA/86 ERA+ in 113 innings for Boston. The 25-year-old righty has struck out almost a batter per inning in parts of two Triple-A seasons since joining the Red Sox organization.