New York Yankees acquire All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals

New York Yankees acquire All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals

Published July 28, 2022
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The New York Yankees made the first of what could be a flurry of moves ahead of next week’s trade deadline, acquiring All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals, it was announced on Wednesday night.

The Yankees are sending three minor league pitching prospects to the Royals in exchange for the 28-year-old Benintendi: right-hander Beck Way, right-hander Chandler Champlain and left-hander T.J. Sikkema.

The left-handed hitting Benintendi was named to his first career MLB All-Star Game this season. Through Wednesday, he’s batting a career-best .320 with three home runs and 39 RBIs and a .788 OPS in 93 games this season.

Giancarlo Stanton, who has played 38 games in the outfield. is expected to miss at least two-to-three weeks after going on the injured list this week with left Achilles tendinitis. Joey Gallo is hitting .161 with 103 strikeouts in 230 at-bats, becoming a frequent target of fan boos.