Yankees: Joey Gallo will turn things around, according to teammate

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The New York Yankees traded for Joey Gallo last year and brought in Jose Trevino before the 2022 season. Yet, the two men have known each other for years, as they were teammates in the Texas Rangers long before the Bombers entertained the possibility of bringing them.

That’s why Trevino is confident Gallo will turn things around. The latter is struggling to the tune of a .188/.290/.364 with eight home runs and a 91 wRC+, but has shown signs of life recently. Trevino, on the other hand, is performing admirably in his first season in pinstripes.

“Joey is Joey,” Trevino said, according to NJ Advance Media. “He’s going to be fine. I’m not really worried about Joey, man. He’s going to turn it up. I have a good feeling.”

Trevino spoke on The Chris Rose Rotation podcast on Jomboy Media on Monday’s off day.

The Yankees need Gallo to get going soon

Gallo has a .653 OPS in 176 plate appearances, with 67 strikeouts and 22 walks. That’s a far cry from his numbers with the Texas Rangers, where he accumulated a .833 OPS.

“The work that he’s putting in is starting to show a little bit,” Trevino said. “He takes a lot of pride in that stuff. He’s a great teammate. He doesn’t change. Whether he’s struggling or doing well, he doesn’t change. He’s the same guy every day in the clubhouse.”

Trevino, who has run away with the Yankees’ starting gig at catcher, praised Gallo as a teammate, too. “He’s so funny,” Trevino said. “I’ve been fortunate to be with Joey in Texas, with Joey here. He’s just a good dude, good ballplayer and I’m excited to see him turn it around.”

Trevino has been a revelation for the Yankees, hitting .309 with five homers, 18 RBI and a .861 OPS in 39 games, in addition to some excellent defense behind the plate.

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