The Boston Red Sox have reportedly traded starting pitcher Wade Miley and reliever Jonathan Aro to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Carson Smith and Roenis Elias. The deal was first reported by Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.
Miley, who finished last season with an 11–11 record and a 4.46 ERA in 193 2/3 innings, is guaranteed a total of $15.25 million over the next two seasons. He will slot into the Mariners' rotation as a possible replacement for Hisashi Iwakuma, who signed a three-year, $45 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night. The 29-year-old Miley is a former first-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks and was traded to Boston last winter in a four-player deal. In five seasons, he has a career 3.95 ERA over 832 1/3 innings and 138 games.
Elias, 27, went 5–8 last season with a 4.14 ERA in 20 starts and 115 1/3 innings for the Mariners. Smith posted a 2.31 ERA with 13 saves out of Seattle's bullpen, striking out 92 batters in 70 innings.
Aro made his major league debut in June for the Red Sox. In six games, he pitched 10 1/3 innings and recorded eight strikeouts.
- Christopher Chavez