By Sam Bush
The Phillies have made a deal with the Boston Red Sox:
Right-hander Clay Buchholz comes to the Phillies for minor league second baseman Josh Tobias.
Buchholz, 32, appeared in 37 games for the Red Sox last season, including 21 starts. He went 8-10 with a 4.78 ERA and a 93-to-55 K-BB ratio. He is owed $13.5 million next season, the final year of his contract.
The Red Sox gained more depth in their starting rotation following the acquisition of Chris Sale earlier this month.
Tobias, 24, hit .291 with nine home runs and 69 RBIs last season in two stops in the Phillies’ minor league system. He finished the season at Clearwater, the Phils’ affiliate in the Class A Florida State League.