Boston Red Sox

Feb 22, 2021; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Jay Groome (77) warms up during the first day Spring Training for the full squad at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers on Monday, February 22, 2021. In the background is a medical tent. Credit: Andrew West/The News-Press-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox ended up on the tail end of one of the wildest stories of the MLB trading deadline. After Eric Hosmer refused to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate a deal to send Juan Soto to the Padres (a deal that was later completed without him), the Red Sox ended up acquiring him a few hours later. With the deal becoming official, the return is now being made public.

In all, this ended up being a multi-player trade. In addition to Hosmer, the Red Sox will acquire a pair of prospects – infielder Max Ferguson and outfielder Corey Rosier. In return, the Red Sox will send former first-round pick starting pitcher Jay Groome back to San Diego.

Ferguson, 22, came into the season the 11th-ranked prospect in the Padres’ system according to His scouting report notes he is a plus player in the field and on the basepaths.

Rosier, 22, was a 12th-round pick in 2021. He also has plus grades in speed and fielding.

As for Groome, the lefty starter was a first-round pick by the Sox in 2016 going 12th overall. He missed almost three full years from 2018-2020 due to injuries and the COVID-19 Pandemic. In 19 innings between Portland and Worcester this year, he has a 3.52 ERA and 1.252 WHIP.