The Boston Red Sox trade Wade Miley to the Seattle Mariners
Jorge Camargo Contributing Writer
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After some comments were made at David Price's introductory press conference about the team having more pitchers than infielders, the Red Sox have officially traded Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro to the Seattle Mariners. Boston will recieve two pitchers, Carson Smith and Roenis Elias. The deal was first reported by Ken Davidoff from The New York Post.
Smith became the Mariners' closer in June after Fernando Rodney's struggles during the season. His numbers were relatively solid with a 2.31 ERA, 70 IP, 11.8 K/9, 2.83 BB/9 and .26 HR/9. He turned 26 last October and it seems that we can expect him to be a reliable upgrade on the bullpen.
On the other hand, Elias competed for a spot in the rotation last Spring Training and eventually made the team. He struggled during the season, pitching 115.1 innings with a 4.14 ERA and a 5-8 record.
Miley was somehow decent for the Red Sox, with a 4.36 ERA on a 11-11 record with 193.1 IP. He even took a no-hitter against the Angels into the 7th inning. However, Aro posted a 6.97 ERA on six apperances for the Red Sox.
After the Mariners missed out on Hisashi Iwakuma on Sunday, they had to be quick on helping their starting rotation with the market for SP starting to be more expensive. The Red Sox have now a stronger bullpen with Craig Kimbrel and Smith on their side.
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