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Mariners obtain left-hander Wade Miley from Red Sox

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Seattle Mariners obtained left-hander Wade Miley and reliever Jonathan Aro from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for reliever Carson Smith and pitcher Roenis Elias in the first trade announced at the winter meetings.

Acquired from Arizona during the week of last year’s winter meetings, the 29-year-old Miley was 11-11 with a 4.46 ERA in his only season with the Red Sox and is 49-46 in five big league seasons. He is owed $6 million next year and $8.75 million in 2017 as part of a $19.25 million, three-year contract, which includes a $12 million club option for 2018 with a $500,000 buyout.

He had been slated as a fourth starter in a rotation with David Price, Clay Buchholz and Rick Porcello. He will take Seattle’s rotation spot that opened when Hisashi Iwakuma became a free agent.

Aro, a 25-year-old right-hander, made his big league debut in June and had a 6.97 ERA in six relief appearances with the Red Sox.

Smith a 26-year-old righty, had a 2.31 ERA in 70 relief appearances this year, striking out 92 in 70 innings. Elias, a 27-year-old left-hander, was 5-8 with a 4.14 ERA in 20 starts and two relief appearances.

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