The deal was reported earlier this week and now it’s official: The Red Sox have acquired left-hander Wade Miley from the Diamondbacks.
Arizona received right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and infielder Raymel Flores in the return package. De La Rosa and Webster were expected to be in the deal, but Flores’ inclusion wasn’t known until today. The 20-year-old batted .282/.344/.354 with one home run, 12 RBI, and 14 stolen bases over 61 games this past season with Low-A Lowell.
While the Red Sox missed out on Jon Lester this week, they have quickly revamped their rotation with the additions of Miley, Rick Porcello, and Justin Masterson. Interestingly, all three are adept at inducing ground balls.
Miley, 28, posted a 4.34 ERA and 183/75 K/BB ratio in 201 1/3 innings over 33 starts this past season.
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery on his right index finger, MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa reports. Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch attempting to bunt in early April.
Turner missed six weeks of action and played through the injury for the remainder of the season. He was quite successful, batting .298/.353/.497 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 96 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases across 569 plate appearances. Turner’s performance, especially late in the regular season, helped the Nationals claim the first NL Wild Card. They, of course, would go on to win the World Series.
Turner, who is expected to be healed up by the start of spring training, will be entering his second of four years of arbitration eligibility. He will likely get a sizable raise on his $3.725 million 2019 salary.