5 years ago

Rockies acquired LHP Jonathan Sanchez from the Royals for RHP Jeremy Guthrie.

It's a swap of bad contracts that makes sense for both sides. The Rockies receive $1.1 million of salary relief, while the Royals might actually be upgrading their sorry rotation with the addition of Guthrie. It's not clear if the Rockies plan to put Sanchez in the rotation or in long relief.