NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Boston Red Sox jerseys have bolstered a suddenly imposing bullpen, acquiring right hander cheap Carson Smith jersey and lefty cheap Roenis Elias jersey on Monday from the Seattle Mariners jerseys for left hander cheap Wade Miley jersey and reliever cheap Jonathan Aro jersey in the first trade announced at the winter meetings.
The 26 year old Smith had an impressive first full season in the big leagues, going 2 5 with 13 saves and a 2.31 ERA in 70 appearances for Seattle. He will join the back end of a bullpen anchored by new closer cheap Craig Kimbrel jersey.
think it really gives us another power arm in the bullpen, Red Sox jerseys president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said. gives us a little more depth out there. Red Sox jerseys had one of the worst bullpens in baseball cheap mlb jerseys china last year as they finished last in the AL East. But Dombrowksi, in his first offseason running the Red Sox jerseys, has moved swiftly to improve the relief corps.
He acquired Kimbrel, an All Star stopper, from San Diego less than a month ago, and now has added the sidearming Smith to a group that includes cheap Koji Uehara jersey and cheap Junichi Tazawa jersey.
Dombrowski has said Uehara will be Kimbrel setup man, but Smith should slot in right behind the former closer. Manager John Farrell is looking forward to having a more defined bullpen next season.
clearly different with this group is that it deeper in talent, it deeper in performance, it deeper in the ability to get strikeouts in key spots, Farrell said. got the ability to now assign innings to individual guys where they can probably mentally prepare for that inning. has been very impressive in his brief big league career, compiling a 2.07 ERA in 79 appearances. He has 92 strikeouts in 70 innings.
you consider the arm slot of Smith in addition to the wipeout type of slider and power fastball, he really the unique one in the group, Farrell said.
The Red Sox jerseys were willing to part with the dependable Miley after signing ace lefty cheap David Price jersey to a $217 million, seven year contract.
Acquired from Arizona during the week of last year winter meetings, the 29 year old Miley was 11 11 with a 4.46 ERA in his only season with the Red Sox jerseys and is 49 46 in five big league seasons. He is owed $6 million next year and $8.75 million in 2017 as part of a $19.25 million, three year contract that includes a $12 million club option for 2018 with a $500,000 buyout.
He had been slated as the fourth starter in a rotation with Price, cheap Clay Buchholz jersey and cheap Rick Porcello jersey. Instead, Miley will take the rotation spot in Seattle that opened with the loss of free agent cheap Hisashi Iwakuma jersey, who agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers jerseys, a deal that hasn been announced but was acknowledged by Mariners jerseys general manager Jerry Dipoto.
just weren willing to go to the third year, on Iwakuma, Dipoto said. went as far as we were willing to go. Japanese right hander has been injury prone in his first four big league seasons, never reaching 180 innings. Miley is durable, exceeding 190 innings in each of his four full years.
Miley has a long history with Dipoto, scouting director for the Arizona Diamondbacks jerseys when Miley was drafted in 2008.
provides stability to the rotation, Dipoto said. a great competitor. a 25 year old right hander, made his big league debut in June and had a 6.97 ERA in six relief appearances with the Red Sox jerseys.
Elias, a 27 year old left hander, was 5 8 with a 4.14 ERA in 20 starts and two relief appearances.
Dombrowski said the Red Sox jerseys would consider using Elias out of the bullpen, but his inclusion in the deal potentially provides more depth for the rotation.