Done deal: Red Sox acquire Wade Miley from the Diamondbacks

18 Comments

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.

Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plans

AP Photo
Leave a comment

ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.

After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.

As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.

The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.

Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.

Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.