Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joey Gallo is enjoying his time on the West Coast but holds no ill will toward the New York Yankees following his move at the trade deadline."It was good for both sides," Gallo said Wednesday, according to Michael J. Duarte of NBC Los Angeles. "It was the best opportunity for me, and for them, they got a great All-Star outfielder to play in my place. I'll never have any hard feelings about that, I didn't do my job up to my abilities, but it's always nice to have a fresh start."Gallo is slashing .267/.267/.533 in six games with the Dodgers and hit his first homer since the move to help the team extend its winning streak to 10 games Wednesday. Meanwhile, Andrew Benintendi, who replaced the then-struggling Gallo after a deal with the Kansas City Royals, has yet to go deep over 12 games with the Yankees while posting a .609 OPS.Los Angeles is 8-0 and New York is 1-7 since the deadline.For Gallo, there's been a change off the field as well."I'm living by the beach right now, so that's pretty nice," Gallo said. "No offense to New York but I was living in a small apartment for the same price."The 28-year-old also doesn't have to maintain his facial hair every day since the Dodgers don't have a strict policy like the Yankees do."It helps not having to shave all the time," the two-time All-Star said.Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Josh Donaldson and Andrew Benintendi drove in a combined six runs and Aaron Judge hit his 44th homer in the Yankees' 9-4 win over the Mariners
Josh Donaldson and Andrew Benintendi drove in six runs and Aaron Judge hit his 44th homer in the Yankees' 9-4 win over the Mariners
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New York Yankees outfielder Andrew Benintendi is well aware of his struggles since coming over in a trade with the Kansas City Royals on July 28."Not the start that I wanted or anticipated," Benintendi told NJ Advance Media's Brendan Kuty on Saturday. "But it's part of the game, I guess. Just trying to find something to get going."Benintendi entered play Saturday with just a pair of hits in 24 at-bats with the Yankees. He's drawn eight walks, enabling him to post a .303 on-base percentage."I'm just making a lot of weak contact," Benintendi said. "Not driving the ball at all. My timing's a little off."The Yankees acquired Benintendi for his ability to make consistent contact while playing strong defense in left field. The 28-year-old admitted the move from a cellar-dwelling team like the Royals to a division leader could be playing a role in his struggles."Whenever you get traded, you want to prove why it was a good trade," Benintendi said."You want to play well for a new fanbase and a new team. I don't think I was trying too hard or anything like that, but maybe I was thinking about it too much. Again, you're going to go through these stretches throughout the season, and this is really my first stretch where I've been like this."Benintendi credited his new teammates for being supportive and understanding as he looks to find his footing."Hopefully they know this isn't who I am as a hitter or anything like that," he said. "And they do, I think. The more comfortable I get with everybody and the more I ease in, it'll be better."Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.