Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees have been extremely active before this year’s trade deadline, and on the Friday, the front office made yet another move.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Yankees are acquiring left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney from the Los Angeles Angels.
Heaney, 30, has a 6-7 record this season with a 5.27 ERA and 113 strikeouts. Though he’s not the pitcher that Yankees fans were begging for at the deadline, Heaney should help out the team’s rotation.
New York is reportedly sending pitchers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero to Los Angeles in exchange for Heaney.
Yankees acquiring LHP Andrew Heaney from Angels, source tells @TheAthletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2021
This season has been very disappointing, but the Yankees’ recent acquisitions should help them get back on the right track.
Earlier this week, New York acquired Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo. His batting average is underwhelming, but Gallo has proven that he can drive in runs. This season he has 25 homers and 55 RBI.
The Yankees doubled down on left-handed hitters at the deadline, trading for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. He was linked to the Boston Red Sox before the Yankees pulled off this deal.
As of now, the Yankees are 8.5 games behind the Red Sox for first place in the AL East. We’ll see if they can get on a hot streak in August.