The New York Yankees already landed the biggest prize of the offseason on Saturday in Giancarlo Stanton, who they are acquiring in a trade with the Miami Marlins. That is obviously the biggest storyline in the Bronx, and we have all the latest on Stanton's fit with the Yankees and more in today's rumors roundup:
Lineup plans for Stanton
In New York, Stanton is expected to rotate between a corner outfield spot and DH with AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
yanks planning to rotate giancarlo, judge and gardner between the 2 corner OF spots and DH (though gardner wouldn't ever rotate to RF)— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 9, 2017
Stanton spent almost all of his time with the Marlins in right field, but in the National League, Miami did not have a designated hitter. Right field is still expected to be his primary position in New York.
Yankees to pay majority of contract
Miami's new ownership is looking to shed payroll, which is why Stanton was even available for trade in the first place, yet the Yankees won't be on the hook for his full contract. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Marlins will pay $30 million of the $295 million on Stanton's contract.
Source: #Yankees taking $265M of $295M owed Stanton.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2017
Source: Stanton’s annual luxury-tax number with #Yankees will be approximately $22 million. #Marlins’ $30 million contribution if he does not opt out after 2020 reduces luxury-tax burden of 13-year, $325M deal. Luxury-tax number based on average annual value.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2017
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Low-level prospects included in trade
Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro will be heading to Miami as part of the deal, but the Marlins will also be getting a part of highly rated low-level prospects, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
The minor leaguers #Marlins are getting are Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers, who is Rafael Devers' cousin.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 9, 2017
Guzman, 21, spent the last season playing for the Single-A Staten Island Yankees and went 5-3 with a 2.30 ERA in 13 starts.
Devers, 18, played in the Dominican Summer League and Gulf Coast League this year. In 53 total games, the shortstop hit .245 with one home run and 16 RBIs.Back to the New York Yankees Newsfeed