The Boston Red Sox have traded pitcher Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros in exchange for reliever Mark Melancon, first reported by Jerry Crasnick and confirmed by Ken Rosenthal.
Ken Rosenthal is now reporting that the Red Sox are still in the running for Andrew Bailey and Ryan Madson.
Alex Speier is reporting that Jed Lowrie could be part of the deal, and Rosenthal suggests the Sox may not be done looking for relievers:
Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal: Source: Lowrie, Weiland fr ...
Source: Lowrie, Weiland from #RedSox to #Astros for Melancon.
Twitter / @jcrasnick: The #RedSox have traded pi ...
The #RedSox have traded pitcher Kyle Weiland to the #Astros, says a source. I'm hearing they got a bullpen piece in return
Twitter / @jcrasnick: Weiland, 25, was the #RedS ...
Weiland, 25, was the #RedSox third round pick in 2008. He went 0-3 with a 7.66 ERA in seven games with Boston last year.
Twitter / @alexspeier: Source also said Jed Lowri ...
Source also said Jed Lowrie could be heading to Houston in deal. Working to confirm that part of trade.
Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal: New #RedSox reliever Melan ...
New #RedSox reliever Melancon for #Astros last season: 20-for-25 in saves, 2.78 ERA in 74.1 IP, 1.22 WHIP, 66K, 26 BB.
Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal: Doubt this is last bullpen ...
Doubt this is last bullpen move for #RedSox. Have actively pursued trade for #Athletics' Bailey, can't be ruled out on Madson.
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