The Boston Red Sox made their first move of the Winter Meetings, today, as they agreed to trade starting pitcher Wade Miley to the Seattle Mariners.

The deal was announced this afternoon by New York Post columnist Ken Davidoff and also includes right handed pitcher Jonathan Aro joining Miley in Seattle, per Jon Heyman.

In return for the left handed starter and minor leaguer, Boston will get reliever Carson Smith and starter Roenis Elias. Smith figures to factor into the Sox pen, while Elias might find himself in Triple-A to start the year.

Last season Miley went 11-11 with a 4.46 ERA in 32 starts, after being acquired from Arizona in the off season. In his 5-year Major League career, the lefty is 49-46 with a 3.95 ERA. His best year came in his first full season as he notched 16 wins with a 3.33 ERA for the Diamondbacks in 2012.

Aro, 25, had been with the Boston organization since 2011 and throughout five minor league seasons has compiled a 16-15 record with a 2.84 ERA. In a brief stint with the big league club last year, the righty struggled with a 6.97 ERA and 0-1 record in six appearances.

Smith, 26, got his first full time action last year, as he dazzled with a 2.31 ERA and 1.014 WHIP in 70 appearances with Seattle. He'll most likely be slot into a middle or late innings role for Boston, this coming season.

Elias, 27, also spent the last two years with Seattle, working primarily as a starting pitcher. In 51 appearances the left-hander made 49 starts, posting a 15-20 record and a 3.97 ERA over the two seasons.


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