Reports: Stanton headed to Yankees


Derek Jeter continues to hurt the Red Sox.

The Yankees legend - now CEO and part owner of the Miami Marlins - has swung a deal to send National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to Boston's arch-rival, according to multiple reports.

Jon Heyman of and the MLB Network was first to report that the Marlins have agreed to a deal that would send Stanton to the Yankees, giving them a powerful middle of the lineup combination of the 28-year-old Stanton (N.L.-leading 59 homers last season), 25-year-old A.L. rookie of the year Aaron Judge (A.L.-leading 52 homers) and 25-year-old All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez (33 HRs). 

The trade is still pending Stanton’s approval, as he has a no-trade clause. Stanton in the past few days has vetoed deals with the Giants and Cardinals and told the Marlins he would only approve trades to the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros or Cubs.

Heyman reports that Stanton is en route to New York for a physical, so it sounds as if the top prize of the offseason approves of the deal.

Second baseman Starlin Castro is reportedly the only major leaguer going from New York to Miami in the deal. Miami also gets prospects Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers (cousin of Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers) in the trade, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Marlins will also send $30 million to the Yankees. There are 10 years and $295 million remaining on Stanton's contract. He can opt out after the 2020 season.

The Red Sox apparently were never really in the running for Stanton. Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski's search for a power bat will continue at the Winter Meetings, which begin Sunday in Orlando. 



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