Red Sox trade for Chris Sale
The Red Sox have acquired White Sox LHP Chris Sale Tuesday for IF Yoan Moncada, RHP Michael Kopech and two other prospects. Ken Rosenthal from Fox Sports was first to report the deal. The Red Sox have confirmed the deal.
The two other prospects are reportedly OF Luis Basabe and RHP Victor Diaz.
Sale, who will be under Red Sox control making $39.5 million in the next 3 seasons, was 17-10 last season with a 3.34 ERA in Chicago and arguably one of the top five pitchers in baseball. Sale joins AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello and David Price in the Boston rotation.
Earlier Tuesday, the Red Sox acquired reliever Tyler Thornburg from Milwaukee for 3B Travis Shaw and prospects.