The New York Yankees acquired Mexican outfielder Alex Verdugo in a trade with the Boston Red Sox, the official account of Major League Baseball reported.
The Yankees gave up three right-handed pitchers, Richard Fitts, Greg Weissert and Nicholas Judice in exchange for Verdugo’s services.
Who is Alex Verdugo?
Alex Verdugo is a key piece of the Red Sox, where he played for four seasons and won the affection of the fans.
The Mexican has a seven-year career in the Major Leagues and has hit 57 home runs, which has allowed him to register a batting average of .281. During the previous season he played 142 games for the Red Sox.
This is a different exchange, as it is between two of the franchises with the greatest rivalry in the history of the Major Leagues.
Verdugo will become part of the New York gardens, where it can. Be used more regularly in the central forest.
The outfielder would be a free agent at the end of the next season, he had a good start, but was benched twice by manager Alex Cora, he was considered second in the Gold Glove voting for American League right fielders .
The Mexican will be able to earn around 9 million in his last season, the Red Sox put him on the trade market and although several teams asked about his availability, the Yankees secured him to start in the outfield.
The Yankees are looking to restructure their offense during the winter market and have also inquired about the San Diego Padres outfielder.
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