Braves Trade Julio Teheran to the Red Sox
Red Sox Receive:
RHP Julio Teheran
IF Sam Travis
LHP Brian Johnson
Why it’s good for Boston:
The Red Sox are giving up two of their top hitting prospects in Devers and Travis, but they avoid giving up Yoan Moncada, which would entice them to pull the trigger. The Red Sox currently sit in first place in the AL East, but the rotation – behind David Price – has struggled, and Teheran, 25, would give Boston one of the best one-two rotation punches in baseball. He’s already cruising in 2016 with a 2.57 ERA, and is under club control until 2019.
Why it’s good for Atlanta:
The Braves are rebuilding as they look towards their new ballpark in 2017, and it’s no secret that Teheran has been on the trade block. The Braves may ask for a lot, but will settle for a little less than they got for Shelby Miller, although this package for Teheran is very good. Devers is ranked Boston’s number-two prospect by MLB.com and could be the young, power-hitting prospect the Braves are seeking. Travis is also a slugging first baseman, and Johnson is an MLB-ready lefty with loads of potential.