RED SOX AND TIGERS STRIKE DEAL ON LAST DAY OF MEETINGS

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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.

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