The New York Yankees are set to acquire Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo, reports ESPN.com.
According to the report, the deal is contingent on Gallo passing a medical review.
The Rangers are set to receive a haul of prospects to include RHP Glenn Otto, second baseman Ezequiel Duran, shortstop Josh Smith and outfielder Trevor Hauver.
The Yankees are in desperate need of a left-handed bat, and Gallo can certainly fill that void, especially with Yankee Stadium’s short right field porch.
The Yankees have only 22 home runs from their left-handed batters in 2021 and rank last in the majors in batting average.
This season, the 27-year-old Gallo is batting .223 with 25 home runs and 55 RBI, with an OPS of .869, but has three hits in his last 34 at-bats. He was not in the lineup for Wednesday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Gallo leads the major leagues with 74 walks, but has also struck out 125 times, the third most in baseball.
The Yankees began the night 8.5 games back of the Boston Red Sox in the American League East and could make more moves before the 4 p.m. ET trading deadline on Friday.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Joey Gallo: Yankees set to acquire outfielder from Texas Rangers