O’s deal Cashner to Red Sox for two prospects

The Boston Red Sox have acquired right-hander Andrew Cashner from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor leaguers Elio Prado and Noelberth Romero, the teams announced Saturday.

Boston, which is looking for a starter with Nathan Eovaldi slated to go to the bullpen when he comes off the injured list, also received cash considerations in the deal.

Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Cashner would start Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 32-year-old Cashner is 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the Orioles this season. He has been hot of late, posting a 1.41 ERA in five starts since the start of June.

He has a 55-82 record in his 10 major league seasons with the Orioles, Rangers, Marlins, Padres and Cubs.

Cashner is in the final season of a two-year, $16 million contract.

Baltimore agreed to send Boston $1,777,839 to cover all but $1,577,000 of the $3,354,839 Cashner is due from his $8 million salary this year. Baltimore also agreed to make contingent payments on some of Cashner’s performance bonuses if he should achieve them.

Romero and Prado, both 17, made their professional debuts in the Dominican Summer League. Romero, an infielder, hit .264 with two home runs in 29 games; Prado, an outfielder, hit .303 with nine steals and 26 runs scored in 33 games.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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