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Adam Ottavino traded to Boston Red Sox

by Brendan Tuma | Red Sox Correspondent | Mon, Jan 25th 12:27pm EST

Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports the Red Sox are trading for Yankees RHP Adam Ottavino. (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.

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