The Boston Red Sox have acquired Andrew Cashner and cash from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for infielder Noelberth Romero and outfielder Elio Prado, the teams have announced today. Cashner, a former Ranger, is in the second year of a 2 year, $16 million deal with the Orioles.
Boston has been looking for starting pitching help now that Nathan Eovaldi, who was expected to be a key rotation member, is moving to the bullpen. This potentially impacts the Rangers in a couple of different ways — first, because Cashner is the type of starting pitcher the Rangers potentially would have pursued, and second, because the Red Sox could have been interested in Mike Minor if the Rangers opt to move him, and adding Cashner makes that less likely.
Prado is a 17 year old outfielder off to a nice start in the Dominican Summer League, having signed with Boston last year as a J-2 guy. Romero, like Prado a 2018-19 J-2 signee from Venezuela, is an infielder playing in the Dominican Summer League.