Yankees Acquire Giancarlo Stanton For Starlin Castro and Prospects

According to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag, as well as multiple other sources, the New York Yankees are indeed acquiring slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.

It’s been a long time coming, but the 28-year-old is finally on the move. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post in the early hours of the morning. Starlin Castro is part of the package the Marlins are getting in return, as well as prospects Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers.

On Friday, Stanton refused to waive his no-trade clause to be dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants, but the Yankees were able to move quickly and swoop in to make a deal.

New York will absorb $265 million of the $295 million owed to Stanton. However, the Marlins will pick up the $30 million only if he doesn’t opt out of his contract after 2020.

Guzman is a right-handed pitching prospect that can touch 100 mph on the radar gun, while Devers is the cousin of Boston Red Sox’s infielder Rafael Devers.

All in all, this deal was about the Marlins shedding as much money as they could, which is why the prospect return is far from flashy.

The deal is pending a physical.

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