YOU HEARD IT CORRECTLY: The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox have made a deal sending Chris Sale to Boston and Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, plus two more prospects to Chicago. Commence screaming.
Here’s what else is happening in the American League East:
The Orioles are no longer pushing for Dexter Fowler, but Mark Trumbo remains high on their list.
Chapman wants a six-year deal. The Yankees are only okay with giving him five. They’ve also offered a contract to Kenley Jansen. Will Cashman budge?
The Red Sox acquisition of Sale seems a little extreme, but in the end it was the most efficient move Boston could make. The American League East just got that much more competitive.
The Tampa Bay Rays are signed a two-year deal with catcher Wilson Ramos.
The Blue Jays are reportedly back in talks with outfielder Jose Bautista. This news doesn’t mean that Toronto is anywhere near signing the slugger, who is coming off of a rough season. Toronto has vocalized interest in signing Chicago Cub Dexter Fowler to potentially fill Bautista’s spot if he were to leave the team.