Red Sox Predictions: Catcher Blake Swihart Will Be Traded For A No. 2 Starter
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RHP Julio Teheran – Atlanta Braves
This Bleacher Report prediction includes the potential trade between the Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves that would send Julio Teheran to Boston and Swihart down south. Teheran’s name is already connected with numerous trade rumors as the the Atlanta Braves are still going through a rebuild this year. However, Teheran is currently the most reliable starter in the Braves’ rotation, so getting Atlanta to make a deal that would send Teheran north could prove difficult.
Teheran is a consistent pitcher who has started 30 or more games over the past three seasons with the Braves. For 2016, Teheran currently has a 3.48 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP. He also has 39 strikeouts over 41.1 innings pitched. Even though he has a 0-3 losing record, he would be a good addition to the Red Sox rotation.
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RHP Tyson Ross – San Diego Padres
Another Bleacher Report prediction has Tyson Ross as a potential fix for the Red Sox rotation. Ross is a true No. 2 starter and would slot in nicely behind Price in the rotation. However, he is currently on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. With no timetable for his return, the Red Sox may pass on this starter due to the uncertainty of how well he will pitch once he returns.