Andrew Benintendi’s Yankees trade means the end of Joey Gallo in New York

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NEW YORK — Twenty minutes after the Yankees lost Game 2 of the Subway Series at Citi Field on Wednesday night, the YES Network’s Jack Curry reported that the Yankees were acquiring Royals outfielder André Benintendi in exchange for minor league pitchers Beck Way, Chandler Champlain and TJ Sikkema.

Apologies to Dishes and Daniel Vogelbachbut the Understand the agreement is the first big hit of the season and there is less than a week left until the August 2 trade deadline. Benintendi, a first-time All-Star this year, won the World Series with the Red Sox in 2018, a year after finishing second to Aaron Judge in AL Rookie of the Year voting.

“I don’t know if anything is official, but obviously he’s a really good player in the middle of an All-Star season,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said in his postgame press conference. moments after the news broke. “If we get him, I’ll be happy to put his name in the lineup.”

The trade wasn’t official at the time of Boone’s press conference, but rest assured he’ll get his chance to tap Benintendi right away. Coincidentally, the outfielder was already going to be in the Bronx anyway; the Royals begin a four-game series against the Yankees on Thursday. Benintendi will be in the other canoe.

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