The trade that sent Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers meant that Alex Verdugo was meant to be the crown jewel in return. He spent four years with the Red Sox and seemed like a solid hitter at times. However, he never quite justified the trade for Betts. In exchange for Verdugo, the Yankees sent back three minor league pitchers: Richard Fitts, Greg Weissert, and Nicholas Judice. Only Weissert has made his major league debut, serving 29 games of relief over two years. Earlier this year, the Yankees sent outfielder Greg Allen to Boston in exchange for minor leaguer Diego Hernandez. Allen had spent time in the Yankees’ system in 2021 before being traded to their Triple-A team, where he struggled with injuries. In his combined two Yankee tenures, he made just 60 plate appearances and posted a .250 batting average, one home run, three RBIs, and eight stolen bases.