Good morning/afternoon to you all. Why is it a good morning/afternoon? Because Joey Gallo is officially a Yankee, as the team confirmed the six-player blockbuster that brought the lefty slugger and reliever Joely Rodríguez to the Bronx in exchange for four prospects.
The only downside is that the deal took long enough to finalize with all the moving parts that Gallo is not in the lineup this afternoon. Manager Aaron Boone told reporters that he would join the team in Miami on Friday for the start of their three-game set with the Marlins.
So the Yankees will try to sweep the Rays this afternoon without the services of their newest slugger.