Fact: The New York Yankees need an extra outfielder.
Fact No. 2: The Yankees need a left-handed hitter to bring balance to the lineup.
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Sources: The #BlueJays, #Yankees, and #Padres have had trade talks with the #Rangers about RF/1B Joey Gallo. Gallo’s 24 home runs this season are more than all Yankees left-handed hitters combined (22).
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports “There’s currently no traction in Joey Gallo contract talks. So trade talks continue. Blue Jays, Yankees and perhaps Red Sox are among possibilities. Hard to see Padres squeezing him in at this point but they are a hard team to predict.”
The 27-year-old Gallo is a two-time All-Star selection (2019, 2021) and won a Gold Glove Award in 2020.
This season, Gallo is tied for sixth in the American League with 24 home runs. He participated in the Home Run Derby two weeks ago at the MLB All-Star Game. Gallo, the No. 2 seed, lost in the first round to Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story, 20-19.
According to Spotrac, Gallo is making $6.2 million this season and has one more year of arbitration eligibility remaining.
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