Yankees trade struggling Joey Gallo to Dodgers: reports

Yankees trade struggling Joey Gallo to Dodgers: reports

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The New York Yankees are sending Joey Gallo to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to multiple reports.

The trade, which was first reported by Sports Illustrated, marks the end of Gallo’s troubling tenure with the Bronx Bombers.

Joey Gallo #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 21, 2021 in the Bronx borough of New York City. 

Joey Gallo #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 21, 2021 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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The two-time All Star was sent to the Yankees at last year’s trade deadline to improve a struggling Yankee team with desperately needed lefty power and elite defense, but neither of those qualities came about in the Bronx.

Gallo was a .211 hitter with an .833 OPS during his tenure with the Texas Rangers, but in 140 games as a Yankee, he hit just .159 with a .660 OPS. He has just 12 homers and only 24 RBI in 82 games this year.

The writing on the wall for Gallo’s exit came last week when the Yankees acquired Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals.

 The Yanks also added Frankie Montas and Scott Effross, so the club had to make moves with their 26-man roster.

Joey Gallo #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after lining out to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 1, 2021 in New York City.

Joey Gallo #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after lining out to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 1, 2021 in New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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This season, Gallo is slashing a measly .159/.282/.339, and he will be a free agent at the end of this season.

Gallo’s last start with the Yankees came last Thursday, the same day that they acquired Benintendi. He went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts, and was given loud boos throughout the night, despite chants of his name before the fates of his at-bats.

Joey Gallo #13 of the New York Yankees in action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 3, 2021 in New York City. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0.

Joey Gallo #13 of the New York Yankees in action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 3, 2021 in New York City. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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