Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 6:01pm


The Toronto Blue Jays acquired pitcher Brad Hand from the Washington Nationals for catcher Riley Adams.

What does it give the Toronto Blue Jays
For Toronto, getting a closer for the stretch drive is a major move. Hand saved 21 games for Washington this season, so look for him to continue to pitch in the ninth inning for the Blue Jays.

What does it give the Washington Nationals
The Nationals decided to trade their closer, whose contract expires after 2021, in exchange for catcher Adams. The Nationals may not be done selling off major talent, so more prospects should be arriving.

Fantasy impact
Hand is safe to hang onto in most leagues, save for NL-only formats. Adams has no fantasy value at this time and profiles as more of a backup in MLB.

Player focus

Washington Nationals

Riley Adams C

Toronto Blue Jays

Brad Hand P