On the last day of the Winter League Meetings, the Red Sox and Tigers made a trade Thursday that is good for for both temas — the Red Sox sent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello.
The two sides matched up, with Boston needing starting pitching and having a surplus of outfielders while The Tigers an outfielder to replace Torii Hunter and could trade a starter for the right return.
When the Red Sox could not re-sign Jon Lester, The Red Sox have prioritized getting workhorse starting pitchers who can throw 200 innings a year. They made a trade for Wade Miley on Wednesday, and now for Porcello, who threw 204 innings in 2014 for Detroit. He was 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA.