The commerce is the primary deal between the AL East rivals since one involving Stephen Drew and Kelly Johnson in 2014.
Along with Ottavino, the Yankees introduced they’re sending right-handed pitcher Frank German to Boston, with a supply telling ESPN’s Buster Olney $850,000 can be heading to the Crimson Sox. Boston, in change, will ship both a participant to be named later or money concerns to New York.
Ottavino signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Yankees forward of the 2019 season.
He proved a key a part of the again finish of New York’s bullpen in 2019, pitching to a 1.90 ERA in 73 appearances that season. Nonetheless, 2020 proved to be difficult for Ottavino, as he had a 5.89 ERA and blew three saves in 24 appearances.
The best-hander will all the time maintain a spot in Yankees lore, as he was the primary participant in franchise historical past to put on No. 0.