We don't know for certain if vaccination status inspired this trade but we do know that the newspaper demanded consequences for ballers who resisted the controversial poke.
Meanwhile . . .
Check NYC stealing away talent from the home team once again . . .
Earlier this month, Benintendi was one of 10 players on the Royals who didn't travel to Toronto for four-game series with the Blue Jays because they hadn't received the COVID-19 vaccination.
With the Yankees (66-33) leading the American League East, it's unclear if Benintendi will get vaccinated. New York plays at Toronto from Sept. 26-28.
"For me, it was a personal decision," Benintendi said earlier this month about the vaccine. "And I'm going to leave it at that."
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The New York Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire outfielder Andrew Benintendi from Kansas City Royals, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. The Yankees are sending three minor league pitching prospects to the Royals in exchange for the 28-year-old Benintendi: Right-hander Beck Way, right-hander Chandler Champlain and left-hander T.J. Sikkema.
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The Angels spoiled Brad Keller's birthday with a shutdown performance on the mound and a pair of two-run innings to defeat the Royals 4-0. Early on, Keller was dealing, mowing down the first nine hapless Halos hitters with a very aesthetically pleasing three strikeouts, three groundouts, and three flyouts.
You decide . . .