Why Boston slugger Cespedes' story could be big this winter
NOV 9, 6:18p ET | Jon Paul Morosi
Rotowire: Dec 11 / 7:00a ET
News: Cespedes is headed to Detroit in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.
Impact: Cespedes should serve as an everyday outfielder for Detroit, likely taking reps away from the likes of Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose. He hit a combined 22 long balls between Oakland and Boston in 2014, and will effectively land in his third destination in two seasons. The move will open up an opportunity in right field for Shane Victorino or Allen Craig to see consistent reps in Boston.
StatsLLC: Dec 11 / 12:00a ET
News: The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
Impact: The Red Sox acquired Cespedes in the deal that sent Jon Lester to Oakland. Cespedes finished the year with a .260 average, 22 home runs and 100 RBIs. The 29-year-old Cespedes gives Detroit another power-hitting presence in the middle of its lineup, along with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez.