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Breaking News: New York Yankees Acquire Jon Berti from Miami Marlins in Blockbuster Trade

BySamantha Jones

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

In 2023, Jon Berti had an impressive year and was acquired by the New York Yankees. The team quickly addressed the absence of DJ LeMahieu due to injury by trading for Berti from the Miami Marlins. This move came after it was announced that LeMahieu would begin the season on the injured list with a bruised foot. The trade involved a three-team agreement, with 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.

Berti recently had a standout season with the Marlins, contributing significantly 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 most 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 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 the trade

By Samantha Jones

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