YANKS LAND STANTON IN FOUR-PLAYER DEAL

The New York Yankees acquired newly-crowned NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton in a four-player deal that sent Starlin Castro to the Marlins.

A pair of mid-level prospects are also going to Miami to complete the deal which is contingent upon Stanton passing a physical.

Stanton was a known trade commodity despite being in the middle of a 13-year contract as the new Marlins ownership group, headed by Derek Jeter, is looking to shed salary. Stanton had a no-trade clause in his contract that had to be waived.

The powerful right-fielder stayed injury free in 2017 and put it all together, slashing .281/.376/.631 with an MLB-leading 59 homeruns. Stanton set his career-high in games played with 159, the most since he appeared in 159 games in 2011. He only appeared in 193 games combined over the previous two seasons.

 

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