The Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday have traded their infielder Josh Tobia to the Boston Red Sox for right handed starting pitcher Clay Buchholz. Buchholz was traded to the Phillies since the Red Sox management did not want to pay Buchholz his $13.5 million dollar club option for the 2017 Major League Baseball season.Buchholz has pitched for the Boston Red Sox from 2007-2016 before he was traded to the Phillies on Tuesday.The Phillies will be paying Buchholz his entire $13.5 million dollar salary for the 2017 Major League Baseball season.The Phillies ended the 2016 Major League Baseball season with a record of 71 wins and 91 losses which placed them in fourth place in the National League East Division East Division standings.It is very rare for a player in the Major League Baseball level to play his entire career with one team like in the case of Buchholz who ended the 2016 baseball season for the American League East Division champions with a pitching record of 93 wins and 69 losses.Buchholz if is able to perform up to his potential will be a very valuable starting pitcher for the Phillies who have not the playoffs since 2011 who need his services in the 2017 Major League Baseballs season.News source is Rotoworld.com and the image is courtesy of Sportslogos.net
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