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Red Sox trade Wade Miley to Mariners for Smith, Elias

Starting pitcher Wade Miley has been traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Seattle Mariners, according to published reports.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported Monday afternoon that the Red Sox sent Miley and prospect Jonathan Aro to Seattle in exchange for starter Roenis Elias and reliever Carson Smith.

Miley, who became expendable after the Red Sox signed David Price, went 11-11 in 32 starts, posting a 4.46 ERA and a 3.81 FIP. The 29-year-old has averaged 198 innings and 2.0 WAR over the last four years, and made the American League All-Star team in 2012.

The 25-year-old Aro made his major-league debut in June, pitching six games of relief with a 6.97 ERA. He had a combined 3.04 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A, striking out 72 batters in 74 innings.

The 27-year-old Elias, a Cuban defector, went 5-8 in 20 starts in 2015 with a 4.14 ERA and a 4.52 FIP. In his two major-league seasons, he hasn’t been nearly as durable as Miley, averaging 140 innings, and has averaged 0.9 WAR.

The Red Sox also get an outstanding young reliever in Smith, who had a 2.31 ERA in 70 relief appearances for the Mariners last season. At just 25, he struck out 92 batters in 70 innings and picked up 13 saves as part of Seattle’s revolving-door closer group.



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