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Didi Gregorius bid farewell to double-play partner Starlin Castro in a touching Instagram post

Giancarlo Stanton heading to New York to form some kind of dinger Voltron with Aaron Judge got most of the headlines, and understandably so. But this weekend's blockbuster trade between the Yankees and Marlins also sent second baseman Starlin Castro to South Beach -- and Didi Gregorius wasn't about to let his double-play partner go without saying goodbye.

And there were emojis, because of course:

This guy thoooo Al⭐️lin Best of luck with your new team

A post shared by MJ Didi Gregorius (@sirdidig18) on

Starlin even replied back, proving that the two had indeed become best friends:


Castro also sent a larger goodbye to Yankees fans, who will no doubt remember his two years in the Bronx -- and all the attendant shenanigans -- fondly: