Gallo preps for Yanks, Nats dealing with COVID

Fans stand outside a locked gate of Citizens Bank Park after the baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals was suspended due to COVID-19 issues among the Nationals, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Texas Rangers designated hitter Joey Gallo is greeted in the dugout after scoring during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The baseball trade deadline is fast approaching, and teams are starting to get busy before Friday’s 4 p.m. EDT cutoff.