The days of joey rooster with the yankees they’re finally done. New York sent the left-handed slugger to the Dodgers in exchange for right-hander Clayton Beeter, the two organizations announced Tuesday before the deadline.
Minutes after the exchange took place, the Dodgers president of basketball operations Andrew Friedmanoffered a statement from the why they chose to go after the trade of a slugger who in recent months with the ninth New Yorker his performance dropped considerably.
“Our hitters are as good as it gets, so we feel like there’s a really compelling positive story.” Said the executive, after they obtained the lanky 28-year-old outfielder in a trade with the Bombers and that at the end of the current season he will become a free agent for the first time in his major league career.
Gallo came to the Yankees from the Rangers amid great fanfare in the middle of last season, thanks to his reputation as a slugger — he had two 40-plus seasons at Texas — but never caught on in New York, hitting . 159/.282/.339 (.621 OPS) with 25 home runs and 194 strikeouts in 140 games.
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