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Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Joey Gallo from Yankees

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Jul 17, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Joey Gallo (13) reacts to hitting a fly ball out during the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired struggling slugger Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees on Tuesday in exchange for Double-A right-hander Clayton Beeter, multiple outlets reported.

The deal is pending review of medical records, The Athletic reported.

Gallo, 28, has struggled for the Yankees since he was acquired at last year’s trade deadline from the Texas Rangers.

In 140 games for the Yankees, going back to last season, Gallo is batting .159 with a .660 OPS and has 25 home runs with 46 RBIs. He has 12 of those home runs in 233 at-bats this season.

Gallo does fit the Dodgers’ mold of working counts, earning 40 walks this season after he led the American League with 111 walks last season.

Beeter, 23, was the Dodgers’ second-round pick in 2020 out of Texas Tech. He is 0-3 with a 5.75 ERA in 18 appearances (16 starts) at Double-A Tulsa this season. He is 0-9 with a 5.28 ERA in 46 minor league appearances (43 starts).

–Field Level Media