Rick Porcello

Rick Porcello mum on Dave Dombrowski move as Red Sox hire man who traded him

DJ Bean
August 18, 2015 - 7:01 pm

Dave Dombrowski has already traded Rick Porcello once. Thanks to the contract Porcello signed after that trade which sent him to the Red Sox this past offseason, Dombrowski probably won'€™t be able to do it again any time soon. Porcello is something of a symbolic figure regarding the entrance of Dombrowksi and the exit of Ben Cherington. The 26-year-old right-hander was the guy Dombrowski sold high on, moving him to Boston following a career-best 3.43 ERA last season in Detroit. He was the guy Cherington bought high on, and, in keeping with the Sox'€™ philosophy to not spend big money on pitchers in their 30s, overpaid in the form of a four-year, $82.5 million contract that will begin next season. Now, Dombrowski inherits a player who was once his chip (a player on whom he spent a first-round pick in 2007) and is now his team'€™s problem. Dombrowski was named Boston'€™s president of baseball operations Tuesday night, with the team also announcing that Cherington had declined to stay on as general manager. It'€™s Dombrowski'€™s show, and Porcello will be a part of it. Following Tuesday night'€™s game, the injured Porcello declined to discuss Boston'€™s front office shakeup. "I really don'€™t have any comment right now," Porcello said. "This just kind of broke to us, so I kind of need a day to digest everything and go from there, but I will say that I had a great time playing for Dave in Detroit and am looking forward to that opportunity again." In 20 starts for the Red Sox this season, Porcello has a 5.81 ERA, which is worst in the American League among pitchers who have thrown at least 100 innings. He is currently on the disabled list with a right triceps strain.