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Yankees acquire OF Alex Verdugo in rare trade with Red Sox

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox made a rare trade Tuesday night at the Winter Meetings in Nashville.

New York acquired outfielder Alex Verdugo from Boston in exchange for right-handed pitchers Richard Fitts, Greg Weissert (No. 12 prospect), and Nicholas Judice, the teams announced.

The trade is only the eighth between the Yankees and Red Sox since 1969.


Verdugo, 27, has spent the last four seasons in Boston after starting his big-league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017. Over those seven years, Verdugo has a .281/.337/.428 slash line with 57 homers and 255 RBI in 651 games.

The Yankees are still in play for another left-handed hitting outfielder, including Juan Soto and Cody Bellinger, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post.