Yankees include left-handed power with Gallo and Rizzo in their line up

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Desperate for a powerful left-handed bat to park balls on the small porch of the YankeeStadium, the New York Yankees landed two of them.

Hours after announcing their trade to acquire Texas All-Star slugger Joey Gallo, the playoff-chasing Yankees reached a first base deal for the Chicago Cubs, Anthony Rizzo, on Thursday.

Yankees with two power bats

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Joey Gallo during his participation in the Home Run Derby of the All-Star Game.

New York acquired Gallo and left-hander Joely Rodríguez Rangers for minor league right-hander Glenn Otto and infielders Ezequiel Duran, Trevor Hauver and Josh Smith.

The Yankees got Rizzo for two minor leagues, right-hander Alexander Vizcaíno and outfielder Kevin Alcántara. Chicago will pay the Yankees $ 5,652,403 as part of the trade, covering all but $ 202,435 of the remainder of Rizzo’s $ 16.5 million salary, which comes in at a prorated portion of the $ 570,500 minimum.

Left-handed hitting added

Anthony Rizzo was one of the darlings of the fans with the Chicago Cubs. Photo. AP

The 27-year-old Gallo is hitting .223 with 25 home runs, 55 RBIs and 74 walks, leading in the majors. While he was a Gold Glove-winning right fielder for Texas, Boone imagines that Gallo will play a lot on the left for the Yankees, who have AaronJudge as their regular right fielder.

Rizzo is hitting .248 with 14 homers and 40 RBIs. The 31-year-old had been a fixture at Wrigley Field for a decade and helped the Cubs break their long World Series drought with a championship in 2016.

Rizzo and Gallo should work as usual

Despite having a slump like the entire Cubs team, Rizzo raised the interest of the Yankees

Rizzo began his career with San Diego in 2011, then left for the Cubs in 2012. He is a .269 hitter with 243 home runs – sixth on the Cubs all-time list – and 793 RBIs.

Gallo is owed $ 2.2 million of his $ 6.2 million salary. He is eligible for arbitration next winter and can become a free agent after the 2022 season. The Yankees will receive $ 2,722,865 from the Rangers plus another $ 500,000 in January that is conditional on Rodriguez’s option to be paid in 2022.