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Yankees Social Media Spotlight: Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo are welcomed to New York

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Joey Gallo thanked Texas on social media, and Anthony Rizzo received a tribute video from Chicago.

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Since baseball shut down in March of last year, we have kept you posted on what the Yankees have been up to on social media. Although baseball is getting back to normal, it’s still fun to check in our favorite players and Yankee figures, so we will continue to do so throughout 2021. Here’s your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been doing on social media!

Joey Gallo says hello to New York

The longtime Texas Ranger was traded to his favorite team growing up, the New York Yankees. Having spent nine years down south with the Rangers, this had to be a pretty emotional time for Joey Gallo. He thanked the Texas faithful on Twitter and says he hopes he made them proud. He’s now a Yankee and is excited for the opportunity.

The Rangers also posted a tribute video for Gallo. Watching his highlights can only make Yankees fans that much more excited for his presence on the team for the next year and a half!

Chicago’s tribute to Anthony Rizzo

It’s still new, so Rizzo hasn’t posted anything on social media himself just yet, but the Chicago Cubs did create a three-minute tribute video that I’m sure was heartbreaking for Cubs fans to watch. Rizzo was such an important figure to the city and helped to lead the Cubs to their first World Series championship in over 100 years back in 2016. He’s done so much for the city both on and off the field, but don’t worry, Cubs fans, he’s in good hands in New York.

Luis Cessa says goodbye to the Bronx

Cessa has been with the Yankees since 2016 and hasn’t thrown a major league inning for any other team in his career. However, the Yankees dealt him to the Cincinnati Reds along with Justin Wilson for a PTBNL. Cessa had a rough time in his earlier years in the bigs, but has figured it out over the last few seasons and had really helped this team out in big spots. He’ll now be a member of the bullpen in Ohio, but he thanked his teammates and the Yankees for making his dream come true. Thanks for everything, Luis. We wish you the best of luck moving forward!