Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 1:45pm


The Boston Red Sox acquired infielder Adalberto Mondesi and a player to be named later from the Kansas City Royals for pitcher Josh Taylor.

What does it give the Boston Red Sox
This is an interesting trade involving two injury-prone players. Mondesi could fill a massive hole at shortstop for the Red Sox, though his injury history is also a huge concern.

What does it give the Kansas City Royals
Taylor missed all of 2022 due to injury, so the Royals are also taking a risk with this trade. With Bobby Witt Jr. now entrenched as the starting shortstop, Mondesi had to go.

Fantasy impact
There is still plenty of fantasy intrigue with Mondesi, but do not draft him too early because of a lengthy injury history. Taylor is more of a middle reliever, so there is no need to draft him in most leagues.

Player focus

Boston Red Sox

Adalberto Mondesi IF

player to be named later

Kansas City Royals

Josh Taylor P