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The Yankees are poised to add power to their lineup, this time from the left side of the plate. SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino reports the Yankees are working on a deal to add Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo.
The Yankees are a predominantly right-handed lineup, especially with the switch-hitting Aaron Hicks lost for the season (torn sheath in left wrist). Brett Gardner and Rougned Odor provide those at-bats, but Gallo would be fixated right in the middle of the lineup.
If the deal is finalized, Gallo would provide some much-needed outfield help, though he’d likely be transitioning to left field with Aaron Judge in right already.
Gallo has a .223 average on the season, but he gets on base, sporting a .379 mark in that category. He’s also slugging .490 with 25 homers and 55 RBI.
The best part about the deal for the two-time All-Star is his final arbitration year will be for 2022 before becoming a free agent in 2023.
This is a developing story. More to come...