On December 6, 1983 — 1983 – The Pirates trade OF Mike Easler to the Red Sox for lefthanded starter John Tudor.

Easler hit .313 with 27 homers and 91 RBIs in his first year with the Red Sox. The next season, both his average and power numbers dropped off, and he finished with a .737 OPS. He moved on to the Yankees the following season. Tudor went 12-11 in 32 starts for the Pirates, then moved on to the Cardinals and helped them to the World Series in 1985, where he won two games over the Royals.

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