Red Sox get ace Chris Sale from White Sox

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning of a baseball game, in Detroit. The Atlanta Braves may not be finished with the dramatic overhaul of their rotation. Braves general manager John Coppolella told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, he hopes to add another starting pitcher, even after agreeing to deals with veteran right-handers R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon last week. Chicago White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale might be available in a trade. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) All-Star ace Chris Sale is joining the reloading Boston Red Sox, leaving behind his shredded reputation with the Chicago White Sox.

Boston acquired Sale on Tuesday for a package of four prospects, including high-priced Yoan Moncada.

Sale was a top trade target at the winter meetings and the AL East champion Red Sox were getting him instead of Washington, which also pursued.

A few hours earlier, Boston got prime setup man Tyler Thornburg from Milwaukee. After that deal was announced, without tipping his hand, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said: ''We're trying to win now, as you can see.''

Boston acquired Sale for minor league pitchers Michael Kopech and Victor Diaz, outfielder Luis Basabe and Moncada, a third baseman.