He is expected to take over as the new regular left fielder.
Joey Gallo‘s playing time could be severely reduced in the future, and it’s likely that the organization is looking for a taker ahead of the trade deadline.
He remains, however, a part of the organization, and as such, will play a few games here and there.
To prove that, his name is in tonight’s lineup against the Kansas City Royals.
Leadoff Benny. #RepBX
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 28, 2022
Benintendi is leading off, and Gallo appears as the seventh hitter in the lineup playing right field.
Once Stanton returns, playing time for Gallo could become scarce.
Fans can’t believe he is still in the lineup:
Why is Gallo still in this lineup?!?! Cmon man wtfff pic.twitter.com/NhNRb0IeOm
— carmine marcello (@MarcelloCarmine) July 28, 2022
It physically hurts my eyes to see Gallo in the lineup
— Shannon ✨ (@shann_anigans) July 28, 2022
Gallo Will Still Play Some As Long As He Is On The Roster
The Yankees are known for playing their reserve infielders and outfielders a lot.
Manager Aaron Boone rotates a lot, which is why Gallo’s playing time probably won’t completely evaporate just like that.
However, it will decrease dramatically, that’s for sure.
That’s crowded enough, and imagine when Stanton returns and makes most of his starts at the DH spot.
To be fair, Benintendi (.320/.387/.398) should play almost every day, and the same goes for Judge.
While you read these words, the Bombers are probably looking for a team that gives them a prospect in exchange for the struggling Gallo.
The hulking outfielder is hitting .161/.285/.343 so far, while striking out in 38.1 percent of his plate appearances.
His days as a Yankee are probably numbered.