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Sean Gallagher | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Rockies signed RHP Sean Gallagher to a minor league contract; assigned him to Double-A Tulsa.
Gallagher had been pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. He last made an appearance in a major league game in 2010 with Pittsburgh. Tue, May 14, 2013 05:09:00 PM

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Reds signed RHP Sean Gallagher to a minor league contract.

Gallagher was a decent prospect at one time and will turn just 26 later this month, but his star has faded rapidly. He held a 5.11 ERA and 1.49 WHIP at Triple-A in the Pirates organization in 2011, failing to make it up to the big league level. He's merely organizational depth.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 01:48:00 PM

According to Jenifer Langosch of, Sean Gallagher remains under team control for one more season.

When Gallagher was sent outright to Triple-A Indianapolis last week, the Pirates were working under the assumption that the right-hander would be able to declare himself a minor league free agent on Saturday. Apparently not. Instead, he'll likely be in camp with the club during spring training,
Mon, Nov 8, 2010 04:34:00 PM

Pirates sent RHP Sean Gallagher outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Bucs acquired Gallagher in July from the Padres for cash considerations. He went on to post a 6.03 ERA and 1.75 WHIP in 34 1/3 innings with Pittsburgh and has an unclear future in the major leagues.
Wed, Nov 3, 2010 05:05:00 PM

New Pirate Sean Gallagher will be used initially in a long relief role.

"He's got four pitches, and he's started a lot, so he could be a good fit for us there," manager John Russell said. Gallagher has struggled with walks and consistency in his delivery, but the 24-year-old has swing-and-miss stuff and will likely himself in the team's starting rotation at some point during the second half.
Sat, Jul 10, 2010 10:15:00 AM

Pirates acquired RHP Sean Gallagher from the Padres for cash considerations.

It's a worthwhile gamble for the Pirates. The former top prospect has a 5.57 ERA over 60 major league appearances, averaging 5.25 BB/9, but he has a full assortment of pitches and the ability to get opposing batters to swing and miss. The Pirates already have a frustrating-yet-talented right-hander in the form of Charlie Morton, now they have another. If one of them pans out, they'd probably be pretty happy.
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 03:40:00 PM

A team source tells Dan Hayes of the North County Times that a "handful" of teams have called the Padres to discuss trading for right-hander Sean Gallagher.

Gallagher was designated for assignment by the Padres last week, but he's bound to attract some interest due to the considerable "buzz from his prospect days," says one baseball source. The 24-year-old right-hander was once a highly-regarded prospect in the Cubs system, but has only a 5.57 ERA over 60 major league appearances (23 starts). He posted a 5.40 ERA in 15 relief appearances with the Padres this season.
Mon, Jul 5, 2010 11:28:00 PM

Padres designated RHP Sean Gallagher for assignment.

We're betting someone will put a claim in on him if the Padres are unable to trade the righty. Gallagher is still just 25 years old and has a good arm, but walks have been his undoing at the major league level. Still, there's enough upside here for some team to take a gamble.
Thu, Jul 1, 2010 07:18:00 PM

Padres activated RHP Sean Gallagher from the 15-day disabled list.

Gallagher has been on the disabled list since May 4 due to a sprained toe on his left foot. He returns to a 6.92 ERA and 12/13 K/BB ratio over nine relief appearances.
Fri, May 28, 2010 07:25:00 PM

Sean Gallagher is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP since beginning a rehab assignment two weeks ago at Triple-A Portland.

The Padres are off to an excellent 26-18 start this season and won't call up Gallagher until he shows that he can be effective against minor league competition. The 24-year-old righty had a 6.92 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP in nine appearances before suffering a sprained toe in early May.
Tue, May 25, 2010 10:39:00 AM

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Sean Gallagher (toe) will join Triple-A Portland for a rehab assignment starting Monday.

Gallagher isn't eligible to be activated until May 19, but if he's well enough to pitch, rehab is a more effective use of his time than not seeing game action with the Padres. The former Cub had a 6.92 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP in nine appearances before he was injured.
Sat, May 8, 2010 08:50:00 AM

Padres placed RHP Sean Gallagher on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained toe on his left foot.

Gallagher "rammed his toe" into a closet door on a trip to Cincinnati last month and it has bothered him ever since. Hey, at least it wasn't a metal folding chair. There's no current timeline for his return. The 24-year-old right-hander has a 6.92 ERA and 13/12 K/BB ratio over nine relief appearances this season.
Tue, May 4, 2010 11:26:00 PM

Corey Brock of reports that the Padres will place reliever Sean Gallagher on the disabled list with a toe injury.

No word on the specifics of the injury or how long Gallagher may be sidelined. The 24-year-old right-hander has an ugly 6.92 ERA and 13/12 K/BB ratio in nine relief appearances this season. Ryan Webb, who is currently with the team, is expected to take his place on the roster. Webb, a 24-year-old right-hander, has tossed 10 scoreless innings with Triple-A Portland this season.
Tue, May 4, 2010 05:40:00 PM

Sean Gallagher yielded five runs in four innings versus the Rangers on Sunday.

Might one bad inning cost Gallagher a rotation spot? He gave up all five runs in the third against the Rangers today. He allowed just one hit and walked none in the remaining three innings, and he entered the day with a 1.23 spring ERA. Still, the competition for one spot between him, Mat Latos and Tim Stauffer has been fierce.
Sun, Mar 21, 2010 10:53:00 PM

Sean Gallagher pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings after taking over for an ineffective Clayton Richard against the Royals.

Gallagher is still battling Tim Stauffer and Mat Latos for a spot in San Diego’s rotation. He’s allowed just one run and five hits through 7 1/3 innings.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 07:30:00 PM

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