BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox traded left-hander Roenis Elias to the Seattle Mariners for future considerations Monday.

Elias was 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in Triple-A Pawtucket this season. In 55 major league appearances, he is 15-21 with a 4.20 ERA.

Elias, a 29-year-old native of Cuba, originally was signed by Seattle as a free agent in 2011. He was sent to Boston four years later in a trade with Carson Smith for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro.

The Red Sox will receive a yet-undetermined player or cash.

WHITE SOX: Reliever Danny Farquhar is talking to his doctors and family after surgery over the weekend to address a ruptured aneurysm that occurred during Friday night’s game against Houston.

Farquhar, 31, a married father of three children, remains in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at Rush University Medical Center. The team said he’s expected to remain hospitalized for the next few weeks.

Farquhar passed out in the dugout after getting the last two outs of the sixth inning Friday night against Houston. He was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs, and regained consciousness before being taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Additional testing revealed a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. He had surgery Saturday to address the aneurysm and the team reported his medical team felt he was “progressing well.” He has use of his extremities and is responding to questions and commands, according to the team.

TIGERS: Detroit designated right-hander Drew VerHagen for assignment and recalled outfielder Mike Gerber from Triple-A Toledo.

VerHagen is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA in nine relief appearances this season. He took the loss Sunday against Kansas City, walking two of the three hitters he faced.

Gerber made his major league debut Friday night as a pinch runner. He was with the Tigers that day as the 26th man for their doubleheader against the Royals.

DAVEY NELSON, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, died at 73 after a long illness.

Nelson joined the Brewers as a roving minor league instructor in 2001 before joining the big league team as first-base coach two years later. He became an analyst with Fox Sports Wisconsin in 2006 and took a front-office role with the Brewers’ organization.

Nelson also had coaching stints with the White Sox, Athletics, Indians and the Montreal Expos.

He played in the majors from 1968-77 as an infielder with the Indians, Senators, Rangers and Royals. Nelson made the 1973 AL All-Star team after batting .286 with 43 stolen bases with Texas.

THE RED SOX and Nationals are the only teams on track to pay baseball’s luxury tax this year, according to opening-day payroll totals compiled by Major League Baseball.

Boston’s payroll at the start of the season for purposes of the tax was $233.9 million, which would cause the Red Sox to pay a $9.4 million tax. Washington’s payroll was $201 million, which would result in a tax of $1.2 million.

San Francisco was just below the $197 million tax threshold at $196.66 million. The Giants were followed by the Chicago Cubs at $183.9 million, Houston at $182.4 million, the Los Angeles Dodgers at $181.99 million and the New York Yankees at $178.8 million.

New York was over the threshold from 2003-17, paying $341 million. The Dodgers, with the highest tax bill the past four seasons, paid nearly $150 million over the last five years.

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