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Giancarlo Stanton reportedly traded to Yankees

Rob Bradford
December 09, 2017 - 8:45 am

The Yankees have made the most Yankees of moves.

According to multiple reports, New York has executed a blockbuster trade, reeling in Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins. Jon Heyman of FanRag.com was first to report the completion of the deal, pending Stanton's approval and a physical.

The Yankees were one of four known teams that Stanton had accepted deals to, joining the Cubs, Astros and Dodgers. The Cardinals and Giants each struck deals with Miami -- who are now being guided by new owner Derek Jeter -- but the 28-year-old wouldn't waive his no-trade clause to make the trades happen.

Stanton is coming off a 2017 season in which he won the National League MVP, having hit 59 home runs to go along with 131 RBI and a 1.007 OPS in 159 games. He joins a lineup that already includes Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, who hit a combined 85 home runs last season. The Yankees led the majors in homers in '17 with 241.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the Marlins will receive infielder Starlin Castro and "good but not top prospects," with the Yankees taking on a signficant amount of the $295 millionleft on Stanton's deal. (We will surface more details as they come available.)

The Red Sox, who were not on Stanton's list of teams he would waive his no-trade clause to, haven't been engaged in talks with the Marlins since mid-November.

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