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Yankees Nearly Traded Luke Voit Before Deadline

The Yankees came very close to trading Luke Voit before last week’s trade deadline, Andy Martino of SNY reports. The Yankees discussed three potential deals involving Voit, per the report, one of which fell apart just before the deadline when the trade partner in question backed out of the swap.

With no trade coming together, Voit’s role on the Yankees has rather surprisingly become unclear. Despite the fact that the 30-year-old slugger paced the Majors with 22 home runs last summer and has generally been a well above-average hitter from the moment he arrived on the scene in the Bronx, the 2021 campaign has been something of a nightmare. Voit has endured three IL stints thanks to a torn meniscus, a strained oblique and a bone bruise in his knee, and he’s managed a tepid .241/.328/.370 output in 122 plate appearances when healthy.

Voit’s offense looked to be coming around in the weeks between his two most recent IL stints. From June 22 through July 11, he tallied 72 plate appearances and turned in a .281/.361/.453 batting line with two homers, three doubles and a triple. However, the Yankees acquired Anthony Rizzo at the trade deadline and already have a crowded designated hitter scene now that Joey Gallo has been added to an outfield mix that also includes Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton. Per Martino, the team has at least discussed the possibility of optioning Voit to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre — a notion that not long ago would’ve seemed unthinkable.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 06, 2021 at 10:12 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: August 06, 2021 at 10:52 AM (#6033178)
Luke has turned out to be one big injury problem. Combined with his age, he’s probably already peaked and on the way down. With DH coming to NL, he’ll have a nice career though
   2. dejarouehg Posted: August 06, 2021 at 03:38 PM (#6033256)
No excuse not to trade him; even if it was for a bag of magic beans. I can't imagine he couldn't have brought them back a low A prospect.
   3. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 06, 2021 at 03:42 PM (#6033259)
Especially since the Yankees will no doubt extend Rizzo before the season's over
   4. Captain Supporter Posted: August 06, 2021 at 04:51 PM (#6033277)
No excuse not to trade him

Really? Maybe they did not have good offers and simply thought they could do better after the season. In any case, he can still be very useful as a DH if they have Stanton play the outfield, and he can always be used as a very dangerous pinch hitter and as a backup first basemen when they rest Rizzo. And, of course, Stanton is as injury prone as Voit, so Voit could easily wind up being the full time DH again.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: August 06, 2021 at 07:55 PM (#6033306)
Yep, if I were them, I wouldn't trade him unless I got a quite good offer. Judge is not the most durable guy either and Rizzo's no spring chicken and has a bit of a dodgy back. They haven't re-signed Rizzo yet and they might well need Voit there next year. And the name Gardner appeared in that sentence. If this offseason they do extend Rizzo and find a real CF to lock one of Gallo/Stanton into DH, then you trade Voit. But right now, the 2022 Yanks have Stanton, Judge, Gallo and Voit to rotate through LF/RF/1B/DH.
   6. JJ1986 Posted: August 06, 2021 at 08:11 PM (#6033308)
Stanton's pretty much already locked in at DH.

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