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Breaking News: Yankees trading Adam Ottavino to the…Red Sox???

First reported by Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox have made a trade to send RHP reliever Adam Ottavino to Boston. Joel Sherman indicates the Red Sox will be eating his salary. Talkin’ Jake noted prospect Frank German will be joining Ottavino in a trip north. And, Buster Olney has conflicted saying the Yankees will eat $850K.

Source: The Yankees have traded Adam Ottavino to the Red Sox. — Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) January 25, 2021

Ottavino and a prospect are going to the #RedSox and Bos is taking most of the money. #Yankees @lindseyadler 1st that he had been traded — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 25, 2021

Ottavino is due $8M this year. Counts $9M for luxury tax purposes. So getting out of most of it gives the NYY more maneuverability to try to go for more SP, another RP, LH bat or SS depth. Gave up prospect to get out of most of the $ and create flexibility. — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 25, 2021

No $ changing hands so Red Sox will pay Ottavino the $11M to go on his deal. Frees cash for Yanks to add a different player, likely a pitcher. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 25, 2021

Source says MiLB Pitcher Frank German (no relation to Domingo) headed to Boston with Otto…. — Talkin’ Jake (@TalkinJake) January 25, 2021

The Yankees are kicking in $850,000 into the Ottavino trade. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 25, 2021

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