3 Red Sox Who Could Be Traded Next After John Schreiber

The MLB season is right around the corner. Here are three players who could potentially be moved after the John Schreiber deal.

Jul 5, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) pitches
Jul 5, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) pitches / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Jarren Duran

Coming off of a breakout season, Jarren Duran wasn't considered a trade candidate until recent weeks. Despite coming up through the farm system as a valued prospect, the hype surrounding Duran had failed to translate into success at the big league. Well, that all changed last season when the 27-year-old broke out in 2023, hitting .295 with a .346 OBP and showcasing his speed with 34 doubles and 24 stolen bases on 26 attempts.

Duran was especially prolific out of the leadoff spot, where between June 8 and Aug. 9 he hit .331 with 5 home runs and 17 doubles. He hit an astounding .412 when leading off games. With his 2023 resume at the top of the order, manager Alex Cora already tabbed Duran as the team's leadoff hitter in 2024, health permitting. The outfielder missed the last two months of the season with a turf toe injury that eventually required surgery.

Duran has been almost exclusively linked to the San Diego Padres, who are need of outfield depth after shipping out both Juan Soto and Trent Grisham this offseason. Per Robert Murray, the Padres' interest has been concrete, as two sides "have held trade discussions centered around outfielder Jarren Duran."

Both Murray and Jon Heyman emphasized Boston's steep asking price for their leadoff man. Murray reported the high asking price and added that no team has come close to meeting that price tag, while Heyman categorized Boston's asking price as "enormous".

If Duran were to be moved, it sounds like Breslow will have to come back down to Earth with his asking price, or San Diego decides that their situation is so dire that an overpay becomes necessary. Either way, it is not a foregone conclusion that Duran is the leadoff man in Seattle on March 28.