Just minutes after losing to their second straight game to the crosstown rival Mets, Brian Cashman had seen enough of this iteration of the Bronx Bombers.
Andrew Benintendi trade details: Yankees trade prospects to Royals
The Yanks traded three prospects to the Royals in this trade, per ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan.
The New York Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire outfielder Andrew Benintendi from Kansas City, sources tell ESPN. Three minor leaguers will be headed back to the Royals.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2022
The following is the complete trade:
Benintendi is slashing .321/.389/.399 with a .788 OPS.
Yankees top prospects
Sikkema is the Yanks No. 19-ranked prospect, while Way is the team’s No. 21-ranked prospect. Chaplain is not ranked in the team’s top-30 prospects. All of these rankings are courtesy of MLB Pipeline.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2022
Is Andrew Benintendi vaccinated?
Though he was previously unvaccinated, Benintendi has reportedly told those around him he will get the vaccine if necessary. This trade, it would appear, qualifies as important enough.
Word is, Benintendi has told folks he will get the vaccination. Trade is final, so Yankees must believe he will.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 28, 2022
Benintendi’s vaccination status had been a hot topic of conversation, and for good reason. But if he were to received the COVID-19 vaccine prior to New York’s next series in Canada, it would quiet much of the concern.
Why did Royals trade Andrew Benintendi?
Benintendi was in a contract year, so it would be irresponsible of Kansas City to hold onto him for no reason, considering they’re in a losing season.