New York Yankees

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JULY 25: Andrew Benintendi #16 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by Manager Mike Matheny #22 after the Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-0 to win the game at Kauffman Stadium on July 25, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Moments after the Yankees fell to the Mets in the Subway Series, General Manager Brian Cashman was busy at work trying to improve his ballclub. He may have found that much needed power bat off the bench in former Boston Red Sox Andrew Benintendi.

The Yankees acquired Benintendi late last night in a deal with the Kansas City Royals for three prospects: T.J. Sikkema, Beck Way and Chandler Champlain.  The Yankees didn’t have to dip deep into their farm system to get make the deal, leaving room for them to go after bigger fish like Luis Castillo and/or Juan Soto.

We got savages in the lineup and really good hitters. Benintendi is a really good hitter. He gives you some balance in the lineup. That is another good big league hitter to add to the mix,” Manager Aaron Boone told the press after last night’s game.

The 28-year old Benintendi is hitting .320 on the year with 3 homers and 39 RBI. He is a solid left-handed bat, and one that could replace Joey Gallo who has struggled since the Yankees acquired him from Texas last season.

Ironically, the Yankees host the Royals in a four game series beginning on Thursday night.