Yankees send Ottavino to Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have sent struggling reliever Adam Ottavino to the Boston Red Sox. Trades between the two rivals are rare. The Yanks made the deal to slash salaries to avoid paying luxury tax. Boston gets Ottavino along with minor league right-hander Frank German for a player to be named or cash. As part of the trade, the Yankees agreed to send Boston $850,000 on July 1 to cover part of the $8 million owed to Ottavino.