‘Wade’ing Up to Boston: Red Sox Trade D’Backs for left-hander Miley 1

After missing out on Jon Lester, the Boston Red Sox commenced the process of rebuilding their starting rotation Wednesday, acquiring left-handed pitcher Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, and a possible third player, according to ESPNBoston’s Gordon Edes.

Wade Miley

Wade Miley

The 28 year-old Miley went 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA and 183 strikeouts in 201 1/3 innings for Arizona. Miley finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting and was selected to the NL All-Star team in 2012, going 16-11 with a 3.33 ERA.

A supplemental first-round pick in the 2008 draft, Miley has pitched 200+ innings in each of the last two seasons, proving durability, but has seen his ERA jump from 3.33 to 4.34 over the course of his three big-league seasons.

De La Rosa, 25, and Webster, 24, were a part of the mega-deal that sent Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez to the Los Angeles Dodgers, prior to the 2012 waiver trade deadline.

De La Rosa had yet to fully secure a spot on the major-league roster in Boston over parts of two seasons with the Red Sox. He finished 2014 with a record of 4-8 with a 4.43 ERA in 18 starts.

Webster started 18 games for the Red Sox over his two seasons with the organization, going 6-5 with a 6.25 ERA over 89 1/3 innings pitched.

With the departures of De La Rosa and Webster, the Red Sox now have none of the players they received from that August 2012 trade remaining in their system.

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