Monday, January 25, 2021 7:52 PM EST
By RONALD BLUM, AP
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees made a rare trade with the rival Red Sox, sending struggling reliever Adam Ottavino to Boston along with minor league right-hander Frank German for a player to be named or cash. As part of the trade, the Yankees agreed to send Boston $850,000 on July 1 to cover part of the $8 million owed to Ottavino, a 35-year-old right-hander entering the final season of a $27 million, three-year contract. New York remains responsible for Ottavino’s $3 million signing bonus, due next Jan. 15. A Brooklyn native, Ottavino slumped to a 5.89 ERA during the 2020 season.