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Yankees trade Luke Voit to Padres

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 20: Luke Voit #59 of the New York Yankees celebrates after hitting a home run to center field in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on August 20, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Yankees are sending Luke Voit to the San Diego Padres for minor league Pitcher Justin Lange, according to multiple reports.

The trade comes after the Yankees recently brought back Anthony Rizzo on a two-year deal who will be the team’s primary first basemen.

In four seasons with the Yankees, Voit had 68 homeruns, 182 RBI and had an OPS of .883. Voit also led the majors in homeruns during the pandemic shortened 2020 season.

Voit will add some much needed power to San Diego’s lineup after the team announced they’ll be without star Fernando Tatis Jr. for the next three months following a wrist injury.

Lange was the 34th overall pick in the 2020 draft by the Padres out of Llano High School in Texas.

He started 9 games, pitching 22 innings with a 6.95 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, with 29 strikeouts and 15 walks in his first professional season with the Arizona League Padres last year.