We all know that the Yankees made a big trade for outfielder Joey Gallo last week. But who did they have to give up to get him? Let’s take a look.
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Yankees make a trade
The Yankees have been one of the most active teams this offseason, and they made another move today. The Yankees have traded for outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, and pitcher Gerrit Cole. The Yankees have also been linked to outfielder Bryce Harper.
The Yankees trade for Gallo
The New York Yankees have made a trade for Texas Rangers outfielder/first baseman Joey Gallo, giving up pitcher Demi Orimoloye and international slot money in the deal, per sources. Gallo, 25, was one of the more intriguing names on the trade market this season as he’s under club control for three more seasons. The left-handed hitter is known for his prodigious power, hitting 40 homers last season while driving in 92 runs and posting an .893 OPS.
The Yankees give up on Andujar
The Yankees have tradeed third baseman Miguel Andujar to the Mets for two minor leaguers, right-hander Franklyn Kilome and infielderInteger. Andujar, 24, was the runner-up for AL Rookie of the Year in 2018 after hitting .297/.328/.527 with 27 home runs and 92 RBIs in 149 games. He missed most of 2019 with a torn labrum in his right shoulder that required season-ending surgery in May.
Gallo is a good fit for the Yankees
The Yankees are currently in first place in the AL East and are looking to solidify their position. They made a move to do just that by acquiring outfielder/first baseman Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers. Gallo is a power hitter that will fit right into the Yankees lineup. He will provide some much-needed pop to a team that has been struggling to score runs lately. Let’s take a look at what else Gallo brings to the table.
Gallo’s power will be a boost to the Yankees
The New York Yankees have agreed to acquire outfielder/first baseman Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers in a trade for right-handers Luis Gil and Devon McConnell, according to an MLB.com report. The deal was completed Tuesday night, hours after the Yankees acquired infielder/outfielder DJ LeMahieu and left-hander Zach Britton in separate trades.
The move gives the Yankees some much-needed power and depth in their lineup. Gallo, 26, hit 41 home runs with 92 RBIs last season, and he has hit 95 homers over the last three seasons. He will likely be used as a platoon player at first base and as a designated hitter, with Luke Voit getting most of the starts at first base.
Gallo’s ability to play multiple positions will be helpful
The New York Yankees have acquired outfielder/first baseman Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers in exchange for pitchers Dustin Loveless and Nick Solak, the team announced Thursday.
The trade gives the Yankees some much-needed insurance in the outfield with Aaron Hicks injured and Giancarlo Stanton’s return date unknown. It also bolsters their depth at first base, where Luke Voit has been solid but is currently sidelined with an abdominal injury.
Gallo, 26, is a power-hitting corner outfielder who should be a good fit for Yankee Stadium. He has hit .181/.301/.433 with 15 home runs and 32 RBIs in 54 games this season.
A native of Pennsylvania, Gallo was originally drafted by the Rangers in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He made his major league debut in 2015 and has hit .209/.325/.468 with 107 home runs and 246 RBIs in 455 career games.
Andujar is a good fit for the Mets
The Yankees had a great season this year, but they weren’t the only team in the AL East with a good year. The Mets also had a good year and they are looking to make a run at the playoffs next year. The Mets traded for Gallo, who is a good fit for their team.
Andujar’s power will be a boost to the Mets
New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar is a great fit for the Mets. Andujar has the ability to hit for power and average, and he will be a big boost to the Mets lineup. Andujar is also a good defender at third base, and he should be able to help the Mets solidify their infield defense.
Andujar’s ability to play multiple positions will be helpful
The New York Mets have acquired infielder/outfielder J.D. Davis, right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz, and infielder Cody Stashak from the Twins in exchange for outfielder Trevor Larnach and right-handed pitcher Zack Littell, the team announced on Friday.
Andujar, who turns 26 in January, batted . 261/.315/.425 (99-for-378) with 15 home runs and 46 RBI in 107 games this past season, his first full campaign in the majors. The Dominican Republic native also played both first and third base for the Mets in 2019.
Ortiz, 23, was ranked as the Twins’ No. 7 prospect by MLB Pipeline. He made his big league debut this past season, going 0-1 with a 4.86 ERA (9 ER/16.2 IP) and 19 strikeouts in 17 relief appearances for Minnesota.
Stashak, 25, spent most of 2019 at Triple-A Rochester, posting a 3-1 record with eight saves and a 2.63 ERA (12 ER/41.0 IP) in 40 relief appearances. He made his big league debut with the Twins this past September, going 1-0 with an 8.31 ERA (6 ER/6.2 IP) in eight games (one start).