Also headed to Detroit is right handed reliver Alex Wilson and another low-level minor league pitcher.
Told Cespedes to Detroit, Porcello to Boston is done.
— CJ Nitkowski (@CJNitkowski) December 11, 2014
The Tigers have been looking to add an outfield bat and they get one with a power stroke in Cespdes. After splitting time between the Athletics and Red Sox the 28-year-old Cespedes is coming off a 2014 in which he hit .260/.301/.450 with 22 home runs and 100 RBI in 152 games.
It was not a cheap trade though as the Tigers had to send the 25-year-old Porcello to Boston. The right hander is coming off the best season of his career in which he was 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP across 204 2/3 innings of work.
Both Cespedes and Porcello will be free agents at the end of the 2015 season.