Less than 24 hours after losing out on one lefty in Jon Lester, the Boston Red Sox have made a move to get a different one.
Miley, who enters arbitration for the first time this season, made $523,000 last year. He made his debut for the DBacks in 2011 and has been a member of their rotation for the past three seasons.
He went 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA in 2014. Miley was an All-Star in his rookie season of 2012 when he went 16-11 with a 3.33 ERA and finished second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting to Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.
De La Rosa made 19 appearances (18 starts) for the local nine in 2014 and was 4-8 with a 4.43 ERA. In two years with the Red Sox, Webster was 6-5 with a 6.25 ERA in 19 appearances (18 starts).
I’m not surprised about the Red Sox giving up on Webster as he’s struggled in the big leagues. De La Rosa has shown a lot of promise and I thought that he might be a weapon in the bullpen.
But given the current state of the Red Sox rotation, they weren’t giving up too much and you have to figure that neither one figured too predominately into the plans for 2015.
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