BREAKING - Sox deal with Yankees for Ottavino

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Red Sox and Yankees have made a rare deal with Boston acquiring reliever Adam Ottavino and right-handed pitcher Frank German for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Photo courtesy of the New York Post

Ottavino had a strong 2019 season with New York, posting a 1.90 ERA in 73 appearances, all of which were in relief. In 66.1 innings he only allowed 47 hits, although he did walk 40.

His 2020 numbers were largely pedestrian with a 5.89 ERA over 18.1 innings in a COVID-shortened season.

German is a New York City native, and was taken in the fourth round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft. MLB Pipeline ranked him as the #24 prospect in the Yankees organization. In two minor league seasons so far, German posted a 5-8 record with a 3.96 ERA, mostly as a starting pitcher.

Ottavino signed a 3-year, $27 million deal with the Yankees prior to the 2019 season; Boston will be responsible for $8.15 million remaining on the books.

This marks the first deal between these two teams since 2014 when the two teams swapped infielders - Stephen Drew going to New York in exchange for Kelly Johnson.

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