Sat, Feb 17, 2024 at 1:00pm


The Kansas City Royals acquired pitcher John Schreiber from the Boston Red Sox for pitcher David Sandlin.

What does it give the Kansas City Royals
The Royals are getting a proven reliever in Schreiber, so expect him to become part of the setup group in Kansas City. He might even get a chance to become the team's closer. He is a solid addition to a team that needs bullpen help.

What does it give the Boston Red Sox
It is a bit surprising that the Red Sox parted ways with Schreiber as spring training gets under way, but they added a solid starting pitching prospect in Sandlin. The latter could become a candidate to join the rotation this time next year.

Fantasy impact
This seems like a trade where everybody wins. Schreiber's fantasy fortunes may improve if given more save chances in Kansas City. Sandlin is on the fantasy keeper radar, so he could be a draft candidate in very deep leagues.

Player focus

Kansas City Royals

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Boston Red Sox

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