The Dodgers agreed to trade the Yankees for slugger Joey Gallo.

Falling short of the biggest prize on the bidding deadline in Juan Soto, Dodgers Decided to take a leaflet on Tuesday to add depth to their lineup.

The team agreed to a deal to acquire Joey Gallo from the New York Yankees while pending a medical, a person with knowledge of the situation and not authorized to speak publicly said.

The Dodgers are reportedly sending pitcher prospect Clayton Beeter back in a deal first reported by FanNation.

Gallo, 28, is a two-time All-Star and at times one of the top left-handed batters in the game, with 170 career home runs to his credit.

However, he has struggled since joining the Yankees of the Texas Rangers last year. In 82 games this season, he’s batting just .159 and has a .621 on-base percentage and misses with 12 home runs and 24 RBIs. He has 106 strikeouts in 273 games.

However, the Dodgers are hoping that Gallo can bolster their roster by acquiring an unfinished free agent relatively inexpensively, which will see them ditch only Beater, the club’s number 1. The 15th MLB Pipeline prospect with a 5.75 ERA in 18 double A games this season.

Gallo won’t be the only left-handed forward on the Dodgers’ roster. The team was waiting for third baseman Max Munsey and center fielder Cody Bellinger to rediscover their old form in the face of the ongoing season of struggle.

Despite this, the Dodgers still rank first in major tournaments as a team in OPS, second in runs, third in batting average, and fifth in home runs.

While it seems unlikely that Gallo will become an everyday player for the Dodgers – especially with a .102 batting average and .390 OPS against a left hand serve this year – he does give them more depth at a time when they are dealing with Chris’ injuries. Taylor and Justin Turner, and it could possibly be an option for a platoon role in left field or designated hitter.

During his first seven seasons with the Rangers, Gallo showed consistent scoring, albeit in an unusual way. His high home run and walking numbers, as well as a two-time Gold Glove-winning defense, helped balance his mammoth strikeouts and lack of consistent contact.

However, he never got along with the Yankees.

In 58 games since last year’s trade, Gallo hit .160 with 13 home runs. And as his struggles have continued this season, it has become increasingly clear that the Yankees, who successfully traded him last week for replacement Andrew Benintendi, will be looking to get rid of him before Tuesday’s deadline.

Hours before the end of 3:00 p.m. PT, they found a willing partner in the Dodgers, who hope Gallo can rediscover potential that was never realized during his time in New York.