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Yankees Trade Rumors: NYY 'Pushing Hard' to Acquire Joey Gallo or 'Gallo-Type' Player

Blake SchusterContributor IJuly 28, 2021

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12:  Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers walks off the field after the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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The New York Yankees are in the market for a Joey Gallo-type player, assuming the team can't land the Texas Rangers slugger himself ahead of Friday's trade deadline.

According to Jack Curry of YES, New York is concerned with adding a left-handed bat to a lineup stacked with righties. The Rangers continue to shop the right fielder, and the Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly sent scouts to look at the Rangers recently. 

Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

Hearing the Yankees are pushing hard to try and acquire Joey Gallo or a “Gallo-type” to bolster offense. A LH bat like Gallo would be a strong addition. Yanks are about $4M under luxury tax threshold. Gallo will make about $2.4M for rest of the season and is FA after 2022 season

At 52-47, New York is nine games behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League East and seven behind the second-place Tampa Bay Rays.

Gallo was a late scratch from the Rangers lineup Wednesday as rumors continued to swirl.

As for who a "Gallo-type" player could be, it's not clear.

Not only has Gallo hit 25 home runs, but he also leads all right fielders in outs above average over the last two seasons and is under club control through 2022.

Mike Petriello @mike_petriello

I mean, it's not just the cannon of an arm. He's a straight-up good outfielder. <a href="https://t.co/BSAHHZooSZ">pic.twitter.com/BSAHHZooSZ</a>

The 27-year-old will be arbitration-eligible this offseason.

That makes him an affordable asset the Yankees could move on from if they do trade for him.

  

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