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Acquired from the rival Red Sox this past December in exchange for three pitchers, Alex Verdugo is joining a Yankees team that will be hungry to bounce back from last year's mediocre 82-80 finish. Maybe a change of scenery will help him individually -- Verdugo always wore the stink of being part of the Mookie Betts trade in Boston -- but there aren't many indicators in his current offensive profile suggesting a fantasy breakthrough is coming. Since posting a career-high .844 OPS during the COVID-shortened 2020 season, the outfielder has registered a mediocre .751 OPS while averaging only 14 home runs for every 162 games played. He finished in the 49th percentile last year in average exit velocity and was just 29th percentile in hard-hit rate. Lacking both projectable power and projectable speed, he'll need his new teammates in the Bronx to bolster his counting-stats production.

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2024 132.52.8 23 6 26 19 1 .254
2023 376.52.7 81 13 54 45 5 .264
2022 3902.6 75 11 74 42 1 .280
3y Avg. 3882.6 81 12 64 46 4 .278
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Launches sixth homer

    Verdugo went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Mariners. All of the Yankees' runs came via the long ball Wednesday, and Verdugo's eighth-inning blast cut off the Mariners' hopes of a comeback. The veteran outfielder has gone 11-for-37 (.297) over his last nine contests, picking up at least one hit in eight of them while adding nine RBI and five doubles. He's slashing .254/.325/.422 with six homers, 26 RBI, 23 runs scored and a stolen base over 197 plate appearances this season. Verdugo won't get the accolades of fellow outfielders Juan Soto and Aaron Judge, but he's been a strong and steady presence as the Yankees' starting left fielder this season.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Drives in three runs

    Verdugo went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Monday's loss to Seattle. Verdugo opened the scoring with a two-run double in the first inning and later knocked an RBI single. After posting an .804 OPS in his first 29 games, he's struggled in 17 games this month, going 15-for-64 (.234) with five extra-base hits. Overall, he's now slashing .255/.328/.406 with five home runs, 10 doubles, 24 RBI and a 19:20 BB:K through 46 games.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Sitting against southpaw

    Verdugo is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Rays. With southpaw Tyler Alexander taking the hill for the Rays on Sunday, the righty-hitting Jahmai Jones will start in left field and bat ninth in place of the lefty-hitting Verdugo. Verdugo has gone 0-for-8 with three strikeouts over his last two games.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Big day against Houston

    Verdugo went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's 10-3 win over the Astros. The 27-year-old got the rout started for the Yankees by launching a three-run homer off Justin Verlander in the bottom of the first inning. Verdugo has gone yard three times in his last eight games while batting .324 (11-for-34), and the surge has boosted his slash line on the season to .275/.362/.450 with five homers, one steal, 17 RBI and 19 runs in 34 contests.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Returns from paternity leave

    The Yankees activated Verdugo from the paternity list Thursday. Verdugo missed three games while tending to more important personal matters, but he's rejoined the club Thursday and presumably will be back in the lineup for their afternoon tilt against the Orioles. Aaron Judge played some left field while Verdugo was away but will now return to center field.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Goes on paternity leave

    The Yankees placed Verdugo (personal) on the paternity list Monday. While he leaves the team to celebrate the birth of his child, Verdugo won't be available for Monday's series opener in Baltimore, and he'll most likely remain away for games Tuesday and Wednesday before he would need to be activated ahead of Thursday's series finale versus the Orioles. The Yankees are scheduled to face right-handed starting pitchers for each of their next three games, so left-handed-hitting outfielders Trent Grisham and Taylor Trammell could represent logical replacements in the lineup for Verdugo.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Drives in four runs

    Verdugo went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and two runs in Saturday's 15-3 win against the Brewers. The Yankees offense came alive Saturday, and Verdugo led the way with a three-run homer in the opening inning. It was the outfielder's second straight game with a homer and his fourth long ball of the campaign. Verdugo started slow over the first couple weeks of the season with a .454 OPS through 10 games, but over the past three weeks he has a .350/.446/.600 slash line with six doubles, three homers and an 11:7 BB:K in 74 plate appearances.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Collects trio of hits

    Verdugo went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored during Sunday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay. Verdugo played a key role in the Yankees' four-run fifth inning, plating Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton with a bases-loaded single before eventually coming around to score. Verdugo's runs batted in were his first since April 9 (10 games) despite him batting .306 with eight runs scored since.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Heating up at plate

    Over his past six games, Verdugo is slashing .300/.417/.650 with two homers, four RBI and a 4:0 BB:K. Verdugo went deep against Miami on Tuesday for his first long ball at home as a member of the Yankees. The outfielder started the season batting just 3-for-21 over his first six contests, but he's turned things around significantly since. The lefty batter has started all 12 games for the Yankees so far this season and is batting .385 (5-for-13) against southpaws versus just .143 (4-for-28) against right-handers.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: First homer with Yankees

    Verdugo went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over Arizona. Verdugo jumped on a hanging four-seamer from Kevin Ginkel in the top of the 10th inning and sent it into the stands in right field, scoring Anthony Volpe to give the Yankees a two-run lead. It marked the left fielder's first home run of the season and also his first in a Yankees uniform. However, even after his heroic effort in Wednesday's win, Verdugo is still batting just .160 on the season with three RBI and three runs scored.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Returns to lineup

    Verdugo (leg) will start in left field and bat seventh in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays. Verdugo was scratched from the lineup Sunday with a left leg contusion after being hit by a pitch Saturday, but he's now ready to resume his preparations for the start of the 2024 campaign. Traded from the Red Sox to the Yankees in the offseason, Verdugo is expected to serve as the primary left fielder for New York. He is 1-for-8 with a double and three strikeouts so far this spring.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Scratched with leg contusion

    Verdugo was scratched from Sunday's Grapefruit League lineup against the Tigers due to a left leg contusion, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports. The veteran outfielder was hit by a pitch during Saturday's contest and will take at least one day to recover from the injury. It doesn't appear to be a serious issue, and Verdugo should be considered day-to-day until more information is available.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Agrees to terms with Yankees

    Verdugo signed a one-year, $8.7 million contract with the Yankees on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. Verdugo was dealt to the Yankees earlier in the offseason and is in his final year of arbitration eligibility. He projects to be the team's primary left fielder and should remain a decent source of batting average and runs scored as a part of a strong lineup in New York.
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  • Yankees' Alex Verdugo: Dealt to Yankees

    The Red Sox traded Verdugo to the Yankees on Tuesday in exchange for Richard Fitts, Greg Weissert and Nicholas Judice, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. With trade talks stalling between the Yankees and Padres regarding Juan Soto, New York ensures the addition of a capable left-handed outfield bat by acquiring Verdugo. Verdugo slashed .264/.324/.421 with 13 homers and 54 RBI last season across 602 plate appearances. He figures to see regular at-bats versus right-handed pitchers after posting an .806 OPS against them across the last three seasons.
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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Taking seat against southpaw

    Verdugo is absent from the lineup for Friday's game in Baltimore. The left-handed hitting Verdugo will begin the contest on the bench as the Orioles send lefty John Means to the hill. Adam Duvall will cover right field for Boston.
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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: On bench Sunday

    Verdugo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Verdugo started the past four games and will take a seat after going 2-for-13 with three walks, a run and three strikeouts in the span. Wilyer Abreu, Ceddanne Rafaela and Adam Duvall will start across the outfield Sunday against Chicago righty Mike Clevinger.
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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Remains out of lineup

    Verdugo is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers, according to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe. Verdugo was held out Sunday against a left-handed starter, and that will be the case again Monday with Boston facing another southpaw. Adam Duvall will man right field for the Red Sox on Monday night.
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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Takes seat Sunday

    Verdugo is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays. Verdugo takes a seat after going 0-for-9 with five strikeouts in the first two games of Boston's three-game weekend set at Toronto. Rob Refsnyder, Ceddanne Rafaela and Adam Duvall will start across the outfield in Sunday's series finale.
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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Sitting out first game

    Verdugo is out of the lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Gabrielle Starr of the Boston Herald reports. Boston will go with Adam Duvall in right field and Ceddanne Rafaela in center field for the first game. Verduo figures to be back in right field for the nightcap.
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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Heads to bench for Game 2

    Verdugo is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Yankees. Verdugo swung at the first pitch with the bases loaded against a wild Clay Holmes to ground into a game-ending double play in the ninth inning of the day game. Ceddanne Rafaela will lead off against southpaw Carlos Rodon in the nightcap.
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