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#pounditTuesday, January 31, 2023

Didi Gregorius traded to Yankees

Didi-Gregorius

The New York Yankees have a hole at shortstop since some guy named Derek Jeter retired, and they may have filled it on Friday.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Yankees have agreed to a trade that will send Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius to the Bronx. The deal reportedly involves three teams. The D-Backs will get pitching prospect Robbie Ray from the Detroit Tigers and the Yankees will send pitching prospect Shane Greene to Detroit.

Gregorius, 24, is considered an above-average fielder. He won’t provide much at the plate, as he has hit just .243 in 191 career MLB games. That said, Jeter hit just .256 last season and was painful to watch in the field. In theory, Gregorius represents an upgrade for the 2015 Yankees when compared to the 2014 Yankees.

Plus, Gregorius is capable of making plays like this. He’s certainly never going to be Jeter, but he should provide solid defense.

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