Yankees looking for outfield upgrades as Joey Gallo, Aaron Hicks slumps continue: Report


The Yankees have some holes in the outfield as Aaron Hicks and Joey Gallo continue to struggle, and according to MLB insider Jon Heyman, Brian Cashman and company are looking to address that concern.

Per Heyman, New York is “starting to look at the trade market” for a potential outfield upgrade as the trade deadline is just under a month away, and neither Hicks nor Gallo have shown any signs of breaking out of their prolonged slumps.

Gallo went hitless on Thursday night to extend his hitless streak to 26 at-bats, while Hicks is just 2-for-24 in his last nine games, so neither are showing signs of figuring things out.

As for who the Yanks could target, Pittsburgh’s Bryan Reynolds has come alive of late, but his remaining years of team control may motivate the Pirates to keep him, while Andrew Benintendi is reportedly on the trading block. Heyman also lists Baltimore’s Anthony Santander and Ian Happ of the Cubs as other potential targets.

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