Red Sox acquire starter Wade Miley from Diamondbacks


FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox and Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that will send left-handed starter Wade Miley to Boston for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster.

The Red Sox will also get another minor leaguer.

Miley had a better groundball rate in 2014 (51.1%) than guys like Jeff Samardzija, Garrett Richards, Hisashi Iwakuma, Doug Fister, Zack Greinke, and AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. And Miley is just now reaching salary arbitration, meaning he carries three more years of contractual control.

De La Rosa, 25, has been good in stretches and Webster, 24, had very good numbers in the minor leagues. But Miley is an established starter with the upside to become even better.

The Red Sox struck fast after losing out on Jon Lester.

Now look for them to keep dealing.