On Tuesday, the New York Yankees traded Joey Gallo to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Clayton Beeter, a minor league right-hander.
On July 29, 2021, the Yankees acquired the 28-year-old outfielder from Texas and he slugged.159 with 25 home runs, 46 RBIs, and 194 strikeouts in 421 at-bats.
When the New York Yankees acquired Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals last week, fans at Yankee Stadium booed him repeatedly. He also lost playing time to Matt Carpenter and was rendered obsolete.
Boone, Yankees manager: “I have a lot of respect for how he worked, how he handled himself.” A lot of us empathise with his predicament and the weight he was bearing. Many of us, including myself, are rooting for him to return to form and accomplish what we know he is capable of. I’ll be cheering him on from a distance.”
Gallo, a two-time All-Star, makes $10,275,000 a year and has a remaining season salary obligation of $3,613,187. After the World Series, he is available for free agency.
The 23-year-old Beeter struggled mightily at Double-A Tulsa, going 0-3 with a 5.75 earned run average while striking out 88 and walking 35 in 512 3 innings. At 66th overall in the 2020 amateur draught, Dodgers signed him to a $1,196,500 contract.