Mariners trade for Red Sox left-hander Wade Miley

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UPDATE: Rosenthal now says it’s a done deal. Miley is headed to Seattle.

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says the full trade is Miley and minor leaguer Jonathan Aro in exchange for right-hander Carson Smith and left-hander Roenis Elias.

Smith has quietly been one of the best setup men in baseball for the past two seasons, throwing 78 innings with a 2.07 ERA and 102/25 K/BB ratio. He’s another huge upgrade to a Boston bullpen that also added Craig Kimbrel to holdover Koji Uehara. Elias is a potentially useful 27-year-old starter, so the Red Sox seemingly did pretty well here.

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After losing Hisashi Iwakuma to the Dodgers the Mariners are searching for rotation help and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that they’re “making progress on a trade” for Red Sox left-hander Wade Miley.

Boston’s previous front office regime acquired Miley from Arizona last offseason in exchange for three prospects and he had a rough 2015 while logging 194 innings with a 4.46 ERA.

Miley’s secondary numbers were considerably better than his 4.46 ERA and he’s a 29-year-old southpaw under team control through 2018, so it makes sense that new Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto would target him.

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.