Red Sox acquire right-handed pitchers Adam Ottavino and Frank German from New York Yankees

January 25th, 2021

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today acquired right-handed pitchers Adam Ottavino and Frank German (“JER-min”) and cash considerations from the New York Yankees, in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Ottavino, 35, is 25-28 with 19 saves and a 3.53 ERA (195 ER/497.2 IP) in 10 major league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals (2010), Colorado Rockies (2012-18), and Yankees (2019-20). He has made 70 or more appearances in a season three times, most recently when he posted a 2.43 ERA (21 ER/77.2 IP) over 75 outings in 2018 and a 1.90 ERA (14 ER/66.1 IP) over 73 games in 2019. In 2020, the right-hander allowed six runs without recording an out on September 7 against the Toronto Blue Jays but posted a 2.95 ERA (6 ER/18.1 IP) in his other 23 outings, 19 of which were scoreless. Selected by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2006 June Draft, Ottavino attended Northeastern University in Boston.

German, 23, is 5-8 with a 3.56 ERA (44 ER/111.1 IP) and 128 strikeouts in 30 career minor league appearances, including 23 starts. For Single-A Tampa in 2019, the right-hander posted a 3.79 ERA (32 ER/76.0 IP) in 16 games (one start). Born in Queens, NY, he was selected by the Yankees in the fourth round of the 2018 June Draft out of the University of North Florida. 


PITCHERS (23): Matt Andriese, Matt Barnes, Eduard Bazardo, Ryan Brasier, Colten Brewer, Austin Brice, Nathan Eovaldi, Jay Groome, Darwinzon Hernandez, Tanner Houck, Bryan Mata, Chris Mazza, Adam Ottavino, Joel Payamps, Nick Pivetta, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale, Connor Seabold, Jeffrey Springs, Josh Taylor, Phillips Valdez, Marcus Walden, Garrett Whitlock

CATCHERS (3): Kevin Plawecki, Christian Vázquez, Connor Wong

INFIELDERS (8): Jonathan Araúz, Christian Arroyo, Xander Bogaerts, Michael Chavis, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Dustin Pedroia, Hudson Potts

OUTFIELDERS (6): Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez, Hunter Renfroe, Jeisson Rosario, Alex Verdugo, Marcus Wilson