The Detroit Tigers have obtained pitcher Alfredo Simon from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of young players.
Cincinnati got right-hander Johnathon Crawford and infielder Eugenio Suarez as part of the deal, announced Thursday on the last day of baseball’s winter meetings.
Simon, a 33-year-old right-hander, was 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA last season.
Crawford, 23, was a first-round draft pick in 2013 and went 8-3 with a 2.85 ERA this year at Class A West Michigan.
The 22-year-old Suarez hit .242 with four homers and 85 RBIs for Detroit last season. (USA Today)
The Red Sox traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers on Thursday in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Tigers will also obtain a minor-league pitcher in the trade, according to FOX Sports.
Cespedes is in the final year of a four-year, $36 million contract, while Porcello is in his final year of arbitration.
The 29-year-old Cespedes has a .263 average, .464 slugging percentage and .780 OPS in 416 games over three MLB seasons. Porcello, who won a career-high 15 games and had a career-low 3.43 ERA in 2014, is 76-63 with a 4.30 ERA in six MLB seasons. (CBS Sports)
The Pistons today added frontcourt depth by acquiring NBA veteran Joel Anthony from the Boston Celtics in exchange for point guard Will Bynum.
The move signals that the team is comfortable with second-round draft pick Spencer Dinwiddie as the No. 3 point guard as he continues to rehab the left knee injury he suffered in January. (Detroit Free Press)
In a stunning move that gives them three former Cy Young Award winners, the Detroit Tigers have acquired David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-way deal with the Seattle Mariners.
Louis Delmas has also become a cap casualty.
Delmas is coming off a season in which he played a full 16-game schedule for the first time in his career, yet it took some drastic cuts in the normal practice schedule to get his bad knees through the season. In the end, Delmas was scheduled to earn far more than his play warranted. (SideLion Report)