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The New York Yankees are reportedly scouring the switch market for a brand unique outfielder, with Kansas City Royals’ center fielder Michael A. Taylor “amongst them,” per Jon Morosi of the MLB Network.
The Yankees even maintain their eyes on Royals outfielder Andrew Benintendi and Arizona’s David Peralta as a “fallback” option if Benintendi’s label goes too high, in step with Bob Nightengale of USA This day.
Jon Heyman and Dan Martin of the New York Put up reported Sunday that the Bronx Bombers “held talks about procuring” Benintendi and are “conducting discussions with other teams about dealing away Joey Gallo.”
Taylor, 31, won a Gold Glove award last yr and would enhance New York’s protection, allowing supervisor Aaron Boone to work in more relaxation for the trio of Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Attain to a decision and Aaron Hicks.
It would also give him the approach to transfer Stanton abet to the DH position more step by step. Stanton has played 34 games as an outfielder this season.
Given the all-or-nothing nature of Gallo (.166 batting moderate, 10 homers), along side any other stable outfielder makes hundreds of sense for the Yankees.
Taylor doesn’t supply Gallo’s power (five homers this season) nonetheless will get on atrocious a ways more consistently, hitting .265 with a .342 on-atrocious share. Gallo’s on-atrocious share (.288) this yr has left hundreds to be desired in the Large Apple, and is nicely below his occupation mark of .329.
Extra pertaining to, Gallo’s OPS is sitting at factual .629, when put next with a occupation mark of .804. If he’s now no longer hitting a homer, he hasn’t been grand abet for the Yankees at the plate.
Benintendi, 28, could be a ideally suited addition for the Yankees. But he’s been pleasing this season, hitting .317 with three homers, 35 RBI and 35 runs, and his rate could be rising.
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That could furthermore assemble avid gamers love Taylor or Peralta more appealing as more cost effective backup plans sooner than the Aug. 2 switch decrease-off date.
If nothing else, rely on the AL East-main Yankees (61-25) to be busy exploring the marketplace for any other outfielder over the subsequent few weeks as they gaze to round out the roster for a title bustle.