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Red Sox Send Buchholz To Phillies For Prospect

The Boston Red Sox, who recently acquired LHP Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for their top prospect, Yoan Moncada, traded RHP Clay Buchholz to the Philadelphia Phillies for second base Prospect Josh Tobias.

Buchholz, 32, was drafted by Boston in the 1st round (42nd overall) of the 2005 June amateur draft and made his MLB debut for the Red Sox on August 17, 2007 and threw a no-hitter in his second career start on September 1, 2007 against the Baltimore Orioles.

The two-time all-star, won a career high 17 games in 2010, and overall was 81-61, with a 3.96 ERA in a Boston uniform. Buchholz was a member of the 2013 World Series Championship team, but since hasn’t won more than eight games in a season.

Buchholz will be a free agent after the 2017 season.

Tobias, 24, was drafted by the Phillies in the 10th round of the 2015 June amateur draft out of University of Florida. In two seasons, splitting time between Low A and reaching as high as Class A Advanced, combined he batted .301, with 101 runs, 50 doubles, six triples, 13 homes runs, 106 RBIs, 22 stolen bases and 57 walks in 188 games.

David Conde
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