After falling small of the buying and selling deadline’s greatest prize in Juan Soto, the Dodgers on Tuesday determined to get a flier to include depth to their lineup.
The crew is in arrangement on a trade to acquire Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees pending a bodily, according to a man or woman with awareness of the circumstance who was not approved to communicate publicly.
The Dodgers are reportedly sending pitching prospect Clayton Beeter back again in the deal, which was 1st noted by FanNation.
Gallo, 28, is a two-time All-Star who at situations has been one of the most prolific still left-handed sluggers in the video game, with 170 occupation dwelling runs.
He has struggled, nevertheless, considering that joining the Yankees from the Texas Rangers at final year’s deadline. In 82 video games this time, he is batting just .159 and has a .621 on-foundation-additionally-slugging percentage with 12 residence operates and 24 RBIs. He has 106 strikeouts in 273 plate appearances.
Even now, the Dodgers are hoping Gallo can give their lineup a enhance, attaining the pending free agent in a comparatively very low-charge transfer in which they will only give up Beeter, the club’s No. 15-rated prospect according to MLB Pipeline who has a 5.75 Era in 18 video games at double A this time.
Gallo won’t be the only slumping still left-handed hitter on the Dodgers’ roster. The crew has been waiting for 3rd baseman Max Muncy and center fielder Cody Bellinger to rediscover their aged form amid time-extended struggles.
Even with that, the Dodgers continue to rank to start with in the majors as a workforce in OPS, 2nd in runs, third in batting regular and fifth in dwelling operates.
Though it appears not likely Gallo would turn out to be an each day participant for the Dodgers — primarily with a .102 batting typical and .390 OPS versus left-handed pitching this 12 months — he does give them much more depth at a time when they are working with injuries to Chris Taylor and Justin Turner, and could perhaps be an solution for a platoon part in left area or at selected hitter.
During his to start with 7 seasons with the Rangers, Gallo posted regular production — albeit in an unconventional way. His substantial home operate and stroll charges, as properly as two-time Gold Glove-profitable defense, helped balance out his mammoth strikeout totals and absence of reliable speak to.
With the Yankees, nevertheless, he hardly ever clicked.
In 58 games next very last year’s trade, Gallo strike .160 with 13 house operates. And as his struggles ongoing this time, it turned progressively obvious the Yankees, who efficiently traded for his replacement in Andrew Benintendi very last week, would appear to ship him out just before Tuesday’s deadline.
Hrs just before the 3 p.m. PDT cutoff time, they identified a willing lover in the Dodgers, who hope Gallo can rediscover prospective that never ever materialized for the duration of his tenure in New York.