Yankees Trade Adam Ottavino To Boston Red Sox

An interesting offseason continues for the New York Yankees. This morning, the team traded relief pitcher Adam Ottavino to the Boston Red Sox for cash considerations.

Also in the deal, the Yankees sent Frank German and $850,000 in cash considerations to the Sox. The Yankees save $9 million with this trade.

The last time these two teams completed a trade was back in 2014. In that deal, the Yankees traded second baseman Kelly Johnson for second baseman Stephen Drew.

In 2019, Adam Ottavino signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Yankees.

Ottavino opened his Yankee tenure with a stellar season, proving to be a crucial piece to the bullpen. He appeared in 73 games, pitching to a 6-5 record and an earned run average of 1.09. Ottavino also struck out 88 batters in 66.1 innings.

2020 was a demanding year for Adam Ottavino. Players dropping like flies with injuries all around him and he didn’t perform. Ottavino’s ERA skyrocketed to 5.89 in just 24 appearances. He also blew three saves in all three opportunities.

The question is: Where do the Yankees go from here?

The team is in need of some dire bullpen help. Yes, the team has Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton, and Chad Green but only three sure answers in the bullpen make the unit so much more vulnerable.

General manager Brian Cashman has no choice but to sign or trade for a high leverage reliever.

 

 

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