Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Red Sox Get 'Troubled' Minor-League Outfielder From Seattle For Roenis Elias

(USAToday Sports)
In an ironic twist, the Red Sox had news on the two players they got from Seattle in the Wade Miley trade. First, Carson Smith will be lost for the year with shoulder surgery and now we find out that we finally get the 'player-to-be-named-later' in the subsequent deal that sent Roenis Elias back to Seattle. As it turns out, Boston gets troubled 25-year-old outfield prospect Eric Filia back from the Mariners. And, when we say troubled we mean troubled. Filia has been suspended twice in his young minor-league career for using "a drug of abuse"—which most times means weed, cocaine or amphetamines. On top of that, he was bounced out of UCLA for plagiarizing a philosophy paper. Really? He couldn't BS his way through philosophy on his own? It's unclear where in the system Filia will land. Stay tuned.