Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Red Sox Trade Clay Buchholz To Phillies For 2B Prospect

Multiple sources now confirm that the Red Sox have traded away long-time pitcher Clay Buchholz to the Philadelphia Phillies for a prospect. Boston will get second-base prospect Josh Tobias in exchange for the tall Texas righty. Buchholz—drafted by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2005 draft—hurled ten seasons in Carmine Hose. He compiled a 81-61 mark and a 3.96 ERA. It's reported that the Phillies will be responsible for all of Buchholz's $13.5 million 2017 salary. The 32-year-old seemed to recover some of his early form in the second half of last season. Tobias is a 24-year-old infielder, who has hit .301 in 188 minor league games.