Source: Yanks ship struggling Gallo to Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees on Tuesday, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The news of the trade was first reported by, which said the Yankees would be receiving Double-A pitcher Clayton Beeter.

Gallo, a two-time All-Star — including last season when he was acquired by the Yankees in a trade with the Texas Rangers — has struggled badly this season. Although he has 12 home runs and 24 RBIs, he has a .159 average and has struck out 106 times in 233 at-bats.

The AL East-leading Yankees, with Gallo’s struggles in mind, acquired All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals last week.

Gallo, 28, likely would represent outfield insurance for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who are currently without Chris Taylor, who is sidelined with a fracture to his left foot.

Beeter, a 23-year-old right-hander, is 0-3 with a 5.75 ERA in 18 appearances (16 starts) for Tulsa this season.

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