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Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports the Red Sox are trading for Yankees RHP Adam Ottavino. (Source: Lindsey Adler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is the first Red Sox-Yankees trade since Stephen Drew for Kelly Johnson back in 2014. The Yankees also included prospect right-hander Frank German, which essentially makes this a salary dump for New York. Ottavino's surface level stats give some cause for concern, notably a 5.89 ERA in 24 appearances. However, the majority of that can be explained away by a six-run outing on September 7th where Ottavino didn't record an out. The 35-year-old still posted 12.3 K/9 and a 3.52 FIP. It's unclear what role he'll assume in Boston's bullpen.


Jeff Passan of ESPN confirms the Blue Jays have reached a deal with free agent OF George Springer on a six-year, $150 million contract. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: News was leaking out all night about Springer's potential fit with the Blue Jays. Now it's official. Springer was reportedly their top target all offseason and they land their man with a massive contract. This is a great landing spot for his fantasy value, as well as the value of all other Toronto hitters. One figures Springer continues leading off for his new club.


ESPN's Jeff Passan reports the New York Yankees are finalizing a deal with free agent RHP Corey Kluber. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: No word yet on the financials. This is a big addition for the Yankees, whose rotation was a question mark entering this weekend. Kluber only pitched one inning during the shortened 2020 campaign, but apparently impressed at his recent bullpen session. He could be an interesting late-round flyer in 2021 fantasy drafts.


Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Yankees have come to terms with DJ LeMahieu on a six-year, $90 million contract. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported earlier this morning that the two sides were finalizing an agreement. LeMahieu always wanted to remain in New York and the Yankees certainly wanted him to stay around as well. The 32-year-old hit .364 with a 1.011 OPS and 10 homers during the shortened 2020 season. There's a case to be made for him as the top second baseman in fantasy baseball this year.


Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the rumored trade of Francisco Lindor going to the Mets is being finalized and will happen. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Here it is, Mets fans. Additionally, New York will be receiving ace RHP Carlos Carrasco. So far we know that the Indians will be getting SS Andres Gimenez, RHP Josh Wolf, and OF Isaiah Greene. As for Lindor's fantasy value, he was going to be a stud in 2021 either way. Landing in a better offensive environment on a better team could be spun as a positive for him, however.