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Red Sox trade Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

Red Sox deal power-hitting Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello

The Dodgers weren't the only team dealing Thursday morning.

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to send power-hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The Tigers will also receive right-hander Alex Wilson as part of the deal.

The Tigers later confirmed the move.

Cespedes, 29, hit .260 with 22 home runs and 100 runs batted in last season splitting time between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox, who acquired the 2013 and 2014 home run derby champion at the trade deadline. He's slated to earn $10.5 million in 2015 and will become a free agent after the season.

Cespedes joins a Tigers team that won American League Central division before getting swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the divisional round. 

Wilson, 28, had a 1.91 ERA over 28 1/3 innings in 18 games last season for Boston.

Porcello, 25, finished the 2014 season with a career-low 3.43 ERA for the right-hander with a record of 15-13. Porcello made $8.5 million in 2014 and is arbitration eligible. He could also become a free agent after this season. 

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UPDATES

10:18 a.m.: Adds official confirmation of the trade by the Tigers.

This story was originally publish at 9:41 a.m.

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