The Yankees trade Alex Verdugo from the Red Sox

The Yankees trade Alex Verdugo from the Red Sox


The Yankees trade Alex Verdugo from the Red Sox

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NASHVILLE — The Yankees’ search for a left-handed bat led them into enemy territory, as they acquired outfielder Alex Verdugo from the Red Sox on Tuesday night in a rare exchange between the historic rivals.

Verdugo, 27, heads to the Bronx in exchange for three right-handed pitchers: Richard Fitts (the Yankees’ No. 12 prospect per MLB Pipeline), Greg Weissert and Nicholas Giudice.

The Bombers’ move for Verdugo does not take them out of contention for a potential swap of Juan Soto or signing of Cody Bellinger. General manager Brian Cashman has stated that he is looking for two outfielders to join Aaron Judge, preferably left-handed hitters.

Verdugo spent the past four seasons in Boston and is coming off a 2023 campaign in which he hit .264/.324/.421 (100 OPS+) with 37 doubles, five triples, 13 home runs and 54 RBIs in 142 games.

Over the course of his seven-year big league career with the Dodgers (2017-19) and Red Sox (2020-23), Verdugo compiled a .281/.337/.428 slash line (105 OPS+) with 57 homers and 255 RBIs in 651 games.

The Yankees are hoping Verdugo can bolster an offense that ranked 25th in the Majors in runs scored last season, as it struggled mightily during a two-month stretch when Judge was lost to injury.

Verdugo is a Gold Glove finalist who played all 140 games in right field last season, and has also played in left field (251 games) and center field (118 games) during his career. He started 98 games in left field in 2022.

Of the pitchers the Yankees shipped to Boston, only the 28-year-old Weissert has pitched in the Majors, where he posted a 4.60 ERA in 29 appearances from 2022-23.

Fitts, 23, went 18-13 with a 3.57 ERA in 49 minor league career over the past two seasons. Giudice, 22, has yet to make his professional debut after being selected in the eighth round of the 2023 MLB Draft.

This marks only the eighth trade between the Yankees and Red Sox in the divisional era (since 1969); Cashman often said he felt trades with Boston were largely off-limits.

The clubs approached earlier this year about a deal in which outfielder Greg Allen would go to the Yankees for right-hander Diego Hernandez and cash considerations.

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