The Boston Red Sox acquired left-hander Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday for a package of four prospects.
“The ability to get a Chris Sale doesn’t come along very often,” said Dave Dombrowski, president of baseball operations for the Red Sox.
Sale, 27, was an All-Star in each of the last five seasons, finishing high in Cy Young Award voting every time.
To get Sale, Boston traded highly touted third baseman Yoan Moncada, along with pitchers Michael Kopech and Victor Diaz, and outfielder Luis Basabe.
A few hours earlier, Boston got setup man Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers for a package that included infielder Travis...