Rick Porcello SP BOS 9 Days

Porcello agreed to a one-year, $12.5 million contract with the Red Sox on Friday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

Porcello was traded to the Red Sox from the Tigers in exchange for Yoenis Cespesdes. He posted his best major league season in 2014, finishing with a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 204.2 innings, adding 129 strikeouts. He figures to be a solid option in the team's rotation in 2015.

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Porcello was dealt to the Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Porcello had a career-year in 2014 for Detroit, tossing 204.2 innings and posting his best ERA (3.43) of any of his Major League seasons. The AL East won't be as pitcher-friendly for Porcello as the AL Central was, but the ground ball specialist should be able to carve out a role in the front end of the Boston rotation.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 4 Months

Porcello will start a potential Game 4 of the ALDS against the Orioles on Monday, MLive.com reports.

Unless the Tigers sweep the O's in three games, Porcello will take the hill Monday, after going 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 129:41 K:BB in 32 appearances (31 starts) during the regular season. Despite the strong overall numbers, Porcello struggled in September (6.20 ERA) and dropped his final five decisions.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 4 Months

Porcello allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits, walking three and striking out six while lasting just 3.2 innings in an 11-4 loss to Minnesota on Friday night.

Porcello (15-13, 3.43 ERA) put together a very solid season, but he has struggled in September, allowing 17 earned runs in 24.2 innings over six starts. It was his first season logging over 200 innings so it's possible he could be wearing down a bit which could be a concern with the playoffs looming.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 4 Months

Porcello was beat up for nine hits and four earned runs in 3.1 innings against the Royals on Sunday.

After allowing two earned runs over his previous 14.2 innings prior to Sunday, Porcello was unable to find a groove in Kansas City. Despite posting solid overall numbers this season, Porcello has struggled to find much consistency as of late. He'll be searching for his first win in close to a month in Friday's home start against Minnesota.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 4 Months

Porcello will have his next start moved up to Sunday against the Royals, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Porcello was on tap for two starts in the final week of the season, but he'll instead get the double dose this week, with Thursday's open date keeping him on his normal schedule. Kyle Lobstein will be bumped back a day to start Monday vs. the White Sox.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 4 Months

Porcello gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in eight innings Tuesday against the Twins.

Despite not qualifying for the win, Porcello still turned in an excellent outing, giving up exactly two earned runs for the fourth time in five starts. He is in line to make two more starts this season, Monday against the White Sox and Saturday against the Twins.

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Porcello struck out seven while giving up two runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings in a losing effort against the Royals on Wednesday.

James Shields and the Kansas City bullpen kept the Tigers off the board Wednesday, but Porcello turned in a good start in a crucial spot. He'll make his next start Tuesday in Minnesota, and could take a second turn September 21 against the Royals in Kansas City if the Tigers want to skip Kyle Lobstein following an off-day on September 18.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 5 Months

Porcello made it through just three frames Friday night, as he surrendered six runs (five earned) on 10 hits and a walk while striking only one batter in a loss to the Giants.

Porcello has now been knocked around in each of his last two starts, as the right-hander has surrendered 21 hits over his previous 9.2 innings. In a long awaited breakout season, Porcello is just one of four AL pitchers with 15 wins and was the second, behind teammate Max Scherzer, to reach the mark in 2014. However, after back-to-back losses and with a career-high 183 innings under his belt, the 25-year-old hurler might just be wearing down a bit. Fantasy owners should closely monitor Porcello's outing versus the Royals on Wednesday.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 5 Months

Porcello improved to 15-8 on Tuesday, tossing eight innings of nine-hit, two-run ball while not issuing a walk and striking out two against the Yankees.

Strangely enough, both runs came on a pair of solo homers from Jacoby Ellsbury. The sixth-year big leaguer has been great this season, posting a 3.06 ERA and 1.12 WHIP -- both of which are well below his career numbers of 4.28 and 1.35 -- while providing rock solid dependability at the back end of a star-studded rotation that features Max Scherzer, David Price and Justin Verlander. Porcello will look to build upon his career-high 15 wins in his next start Sunday against the White Sox.