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Red Sox trade All-Star Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers in megadeal

Yoenis Cespedes is gone to the Tigers as the Boston Red Sox dealt the surplus slugger for pitcher Rick Porcello. Detroit will also receive pitcher Alex Wilson and a yet-to-be-named minor league player.

Boston was long expected to deal Cespedes — a 2014 All-Star and the reigning Home Run Derby champ — to clear room in a crowded outfield that became even more crowded with the signing of Hanley Ramirez earlier this offseason. Though Ramirez is a bat-first shortstop by trade, his infield defense stinks, and Boston is expected to stick him in left field to start the year.