Two bunnies, two bunnies, two Yankees, enmity, Boston trade for the first time in the first time in seven years.
The New York Yankees sent bullpen Adam Otavino (35) and prospect Frank Hermann (23) to the rival Boston Red Sox and secured flexibility in finance with the 40-man roster 안전한놀이터
Joel Sherman of the U.S. media “New York Post” reported on the 26th (Korean time) that “The Yankees will send $850,000 to Boston to subsidize the salaries of Otavino, Hermann and Octavino, and will receive designated players or cash later.”
The two teams, one of the main enemies of the Major League Baseball, have avoided dealing with each other. This trade is also the first in about seven years since Stephen Drew Trade in July 2014.
The main purpose of the trade is known to be for the Yankees to secure a 40-man roster position and maintain the team’s annual salary below $210 million, the luxury tax standard this year. Recently, the Yankees needed to secure financial flexibility with 40-man rosters by recruiting D.J. Lemayhu (32), Corey Kluber (34), and Jameson Tyyon (29).
Otavino’s annual salary this year is $8 million, but the basic contract was $27 million for three years, so it will be applied to $9 million in annual salary calculations for luxury taxes. However, sending Otavino to Boston reduced the luxury tax by $8.15 million.
The Yankees are expected to fill the gap between $5 million and $10 million, including starting pitchers, bullpen pitchers, left-handed batters, and candidate shortstop.
On the other hand, Boston, which had financial leeway due to the disappearance of most of its large contracts, gained a key bullpen and promising players by paying $8.15 million.
Otavino, who was named to the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 2006 draft, moved to the Colorado Rockies after his debut in 2010, spending most of his career in Colorado.
In the process, he also formed a relationship with Oh Seung-hwan in 2018, and moved to the Yankees in 2019 to become a member of the Iron Wall bullpen. He appeared in 463 games, recording 25 wins, 28 losses, 127 holds, 19 saves, 577 strikeouts in 497.2 innings, and a 3.53 ERA.
Last year, he was somewhat sluggish with a 5.89 ERA in 24 games, but except for one game, which allowed six runs, his ERA will drop to 2.95. Also, his strikeout ability is still alive, and he is expected to compete with Matt Barnes, 30, in Boston.
Hermann, who joined the team, is MLB.He is the 24th most promising pitcher in the Yankees based on COM, and he is a right-handed pitcher who can help Boston’s starting rotation in the future.