The Red Sox have traded right-hander Clay Buchholz to the Phillies. If Sox fans are excited by the move, they might want to hear about the return first.
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It’s minimal. Minor-league second baseman Josh Tobias, the lone player Boston acquired in the deal, was not going to be in the Phillies’ top 30 prospects in Baseball America’s 2017 Prospect Handbook.
The 24-year-old Tobias finished last season in High A ball, where he hit 254/.324/.357 with two homers and 14 RBI.
Buchholz, a first-round pick of the Red Sox in 2005, concludes his Boston career with a 3.96 ERA in 206 games, 188 of which were starts. He struck out 899 hitters over 1167.2 innings with a career record of 81-61.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the deal, with
The Red Sox had a rare day off after a long road trip.
They decided to support the Bruins during their huge matchup with the Maple Leafs.
The next Sox game is tomorrow at 7 p,m. in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
The Boston Red Sox have traded left-hander Roenis Elias to the Seattle Mariners for future considerations.
The Red Sox announced the trade Monday.
Elias was 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in Triple-A Pawtucket this season. In 55 major league appearances, he is 15-21 with a 4.20 ERA.
The 29-year-old native of Cuba was originally signed by Seattle as a free agent in 2011. He was sent to Boston four years later in a trade with Carson Smith for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro.
The Red Sox will receive a yet-undetermined player or cash.