(CBSNewYork)- The Yankees formally introduced a pair of acquisitions on Thursday bringing in infielder/outfielder Joey Gallo and left handed pitcher Joely Rodriguez and money from the Texas Rangers in trade for minor league pitcher Glen Otto and infielders Ezequiel Duran, Trevor Hauver and Josh Smith.
The 27-year-old Gallo provides one other energy bat to the Yankees lineup with 25 homers on the season (t-Sixth A.L.) and 55 RBI. He leads the majors in walks (74) and holds a .223 batting common. Over the past 5 seasons, Gallo has hit 139 homers with 302 RBI for the Rangers. He was named to the All-Star workforce in 2019 and 2021 and earned a Gold Glove as an outfielder final season in Texas.
In Rodriguez, the Yankees add a left handed reliever who has made 31 appearances for the Rangers this season with a 5.93 ERA throughout 27.1 innings of labor. His ERA will not be a real reflection of his worth nevertheless as his fielding impartial pitching (FIP) is at 3.70 which is probably going nearer to his true efficiency. He’s held opposing left handed hitters to a .176 batting common to this point this 12 months.
The commerce comes somewhat over 24 hours forward of the MLB Commerce Deadline which is about for Friday, July 30 at 4 p.m. Jap Time.