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The Yankees’ Successful Acquisition: Analyzing the Move for Third Base

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Yankees acquire INF Jon Berti from Marlins following DJ LeMahieu’s foot injury

In 2023, the New York Yankees made a significant move to address the absence of DJ LeMahieu due to injury by acquiring Jon Berti from the Miami Marlins. The trade involved a three-team agreement that included the Yankees sending outfield prospect John Cruz to the Marlins and catcher Ben Rortvedt to the Tampa Bay Rays. In return, the Yankees received Jon Berti while the Rays acquired outfield prospect Shane Sasaki.

Jon Berti recently had a standout season with the Marlins, contributing to their unexpected playoff run. His batting average of .294, on-base percentage of .344, and slugging percentage of .405 earned him a career-best 103 OPS+. Additionally, he played five different positions with the majority of his time spent at shortstop and third base. Berti was considered an above-average fielder at both positions based on stats like outs above average and defensive runs saved.

With the Yankees, Berti is expected to primarily play at third base, a position previously held by LeMahieu. The other infield positions are fairly set with Anthony Volpe at shortstop, Gleyber Torres at second base, and Anthony Rizzo at first base. Although Oswaldo Cabrera was initially considered for third base, he will likely serve as a backup. While Berti has experience in the outfield, the Yankees already have a strong lineup with players like Juan Soto, Aaron Judge, Alex Verdugo, and Trent Grisham.

The Yankees did not give up top prospects for Berti in

By Samantha Nguyen

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