Breaking News - Sox get Porcello from Tigers for Cespedes

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

So it ultimately comes down to this -

The Red Sox traded Jon Lester for Rick Porcello.

Photo courtesy Associated Press
Multiple sources this morning are reporting that the Red Sox have traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for right-handed starting pitcher Rick Porcello.

Porcello, still only 25 years old (he turns 26 at the end of December), was a first-round draft pick of the Tigers in 2007 out of Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey. He won a career-high 15 games for Detroit in 2014, and has never won fewer than 10 games in each of his six major league seasons.

Cespedes was acquired by the Red Sox back in July in the trade that sent Lester to the Oakland Athletics.

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