After losing out on Jon Lester, the Red Sox turned Wednesday to a lesser-known lefthanded starter, nearing the completion of a trade for 28-year-old Diamondbacks lefty Wade Miley.
According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox will send Rubby De la Rosa and Allen Webster to Arizona, along with a minor leaguer.
The 28-year-old Miley is 38-35 with a 3.79 ERA, 1.323 WHIP over four seasons with Arizona. His best full season came as a rookie in 2012, when he went 16-11 with a 3.33 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 194 2/3 innings, earning an All-Star Game appearance and finishing second to Bryce Harper in Rookie of the Year voting.
In 2014, he went a pedestrian 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA. He has a career WAR of 5.6. You can check out his full statistical history here via Baseball Reference.
Miley, a native of Hammond, Louisiana who pitched collegiately at Southeastern Louisiana, was drafted by the Diamondbacks with the 48th overall pick in the 2008 amateur draft. He made his Major League debut on August 20, 2011, giving up 5 runs in 4 innings and taking the loss in an 8-1 defeat at Atlanta.
Comcast Sportsnet New England’s Sean McAdam tweeted this report from a National League scout:
The Sox got Webster and De le Rosa in the blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers in 2012.
Both were regarded as among the Dogers’ top prospects at the time of the trade, but neither of them materialized as a reliable Major Leaguer in Boston.
De La Rosa, 25, a flame-thrower who initially projected as potential closer, made 18 starts for Boston in 2014, going 4-8 with a 4.43 ERA.
Webster, 24, made 11 starts and emerged with a 5-3 record despite pitching to a 5.03 ERA.