BALTIMORE – The Boston Red Sox have upgraded their starting rotation by obtaining right-hander Andrew Cashner in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles that was announced Saturday.
The Red Sox also got cash while sending a pair of 17-year-old prospects, infielder Noelberth Romero and outfielder Elio Prado, to the Orioles.
Cashner is 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the team with the worst record in the majors. He has gone at least six innings in his last five starts and has a 1.41 ERA since the beginning of June.
Cashner is in the final season of a two-year, $16 million contract. He has a lifetime record of 55-82 with a 4.00 ERA.
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