Dodgers' Gallo: No hard feelings about trade from Yankees
"It was good for both sides," Gallo said Wednesday, according to Michael J. Duarte of NBC Los Angeles. "It was the best opportunity for me, and for them, they got a great All-Star outfielder to play in my place. I'll never have any hard feelings about that, I didn't do my job up to my abilities, but it's always nice to have a fresh start."
Gallo is slashing .267/.267/.533 in six games with the Dodgers and hit his first homer since the move to help the team extend its winning streak to 10 games Wednesday. Meanwhile, Andrew Benintendi, who replaced the then-struggling Gallo after a deal with the Kansas City Royals, has yet to go deep over 12 games with the Yankees while posting a .609 OPS.
Los Angeles is 8-0 and New York is 1-7 since the deadline.
For Gallo, there's been a change off the field as well.
"I'm living by the beach right now, so that's pretty nice," Gallo said. "No offense to New York but I was living in a small apartment for the same price."
The 28-year-old also doesn't have to maintain his facial hair every day since the Dodgers don't have a strict policy like the Yankees do.
"It helps not having to shave all the time," the two-time All-Star said.