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Yovani Gallardo | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Yovani Gallardo earned his first victory since rejoining the Rangers, limiting the Twins to four runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings on Saturday.
The veteran right-hander walked two and punched out three on the afternoon. While he wasn't at his best in this one, he didn't need to be as the Rangers staked him to an early 9-2 advantage. He'll look to further improve upon his horrifying 12.08 ERA and 2.29 WHIP when he takes on the White Sox on Friday. He shouldn't be anywhere near any fantasy lineups. Jun 23 - 7:07 PM

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Yovani Gallardo allowed five earned runs, six hits and three walks with four strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Rockies.

Gallardo threw just 55 of his 98 pitches for strikes, including first-pitch strikes to 16 of the 24 batters he faced. It was Gallardo's first start since coming over from the Reds. He just hasn't been very effective in his four appearances this season, turning in just three scoreless frames in 7 1/3 scoreless innings. He is tentatively penciled in for Saturday afternoon in Minnesota but he has a long way to go before fantasy owners can trust him again.
Jun 17 - 8:19 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Yovani Gallardo from Triple-A Round Rock.

Gallardo will start Sunday versus the Rockies. The veteran right-hander has pitched pretty well in the minors this season, but he hasn't been effective in the majors for a few years and can't be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Jun 17 - 11:59 AM

Yovani Gallardo will be called up to start for the Rangers on Sunday against the Rockies.

Gallardo could have opted out of his minor league contract with Texas on Friday, so the team essentially had to assure him that he would be added to the major league roster at some point soon. The veteran right-hander holds a 3.81 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 40/14 K/BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings (10 starts) this season at Triple-A Round Rock. He could have some deep-league streaming appeal in the right matchups.
Jun 15 - 5:46 PM

Yovani Gallardo can opt out of his minor league contract with the Rangers on Friday.

It sounds like the Rangers might call him up to start Friday night's series opener against the Rockies, with Matt Moore either getting skipped in the rotation or moved to the bullpen. Gallardo has posted a 3.81 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 40/14 K/BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings (10 starts) at Triple-A Round Rock since signing with Texas on April 13. He gave up eight earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings earlier this season out of the Reds' bullpen.
Jun 12 - 9:50 PM

Rangers signed RHP Yovani Gallardo to a minor league contract.

Gallardo has been released by the Brewers and Reds over the last few weeks. The veteran right-hander pitched for the Rangers in 2015 and that's the last time he's had any level of success in the majors.
Apr 13 - 4:35 PM

Reds released RHP Yovani Gallardo.

Gallardo was designated for assignment by the Reds on Tuesday and elected to become a free agent after passing through waivers. The veteran right-hander had allowed eight earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings this season out of the Cincinnati bullpen.
Apr 12 - 2:04 PM

Reds designated RHP Yovani Gallardo for assignment.

Gallardo has allowed eight earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings of relief this season out of the Cincinnati bullpen. Tanner Rainey will take his 25-man roster spot.
Apr 10 - 2:07 PM

Reds signed RHP Yovani Gallardo to a one-year $750,000 contract.

It isn't clear if he'll work out of the rotation or bullpen, but given the Reds' current rotation you'd think he would be given a chance to start.
Mar 31 - 10:49 AM

Brewers released RHP Yovani Gallardo.

The right-hander will still earn $500,000 that was guaranteed from the deal he signed with the Brewers this winter. The club announced on Saturday that Gallardo would not break camp with the team, but kept him on the roster in an attempt to trade him elsewhere with no luck. He's free to explore other opportunities on his own now.
Mar 26 - 6:39 PM

Brewers' manager Craig Counsell informed Yovani Gallardo that he will not make the Brewers' Opening Day roster.

It's unclear if he'll be released or could conceivably accept a minor league assignment. Gallardo had been in the mix for a bullpen spot after losing out on a spot in the starting rotation.
Mar 24 - 3:19 PM

The Brewers are shifting Yovani Gallardo to a relief role.

This means that the Brewers have officially ruled him out for a rotation spot. The veteran right-hander appears likely to settle into a middle relief role in his return to Milwaukee. Brent Suter, Wade Miley, Junior Guerra remain in the mix for the rotation, but it's still possible the Brewers could splurge and sign Alex Cobb.
Mar 12 - 1:05 PM

Yovani Gallardo gave up two runs over three innings in Friday’s start against the Athletics.

Gallardo gave up three hits — including a two-run homer to Khris Davis — and two walks while striking out three batters. The veteran right-hander is hoping to secure a rotation spot in his return to Milwaukee, but his days of fantasy relevance are behind him at this point.
Mar 9 - 9:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo didn't allow a hit or a run in his first inning of the spring on Sunday against the Diamondbacks, but did walk two.

Gallardo was fortunate to not allow a run, as he struggled to find the strike zone in his lone inning of work with just 14-of-28 of his pitches going for strikes. He's coming off a season where he put up a grotesque 5.72 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with the Mariners, and he's battling for one of the final spots in the Milwaukee rotation. The Brewers will probably want to see more strikes from the soon-to-be 32-year-old in his next outing.
Feb 25 - 5:12 PM

Brewers signed RHP Yovani Gallardo to a one-year, $2 million contract.

The deal includes another $2 million in performance-based incentives, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. Gallardo, who began his career with the Brewers as a second-round pick in 2004, put up an ugly 5.72 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 22 starts and six relief appearances with the Mariners in 2017. Brewers general manager David Stearns said in a statement announcing the agreement that the 31-year-old right-hander "will compete for a spot in our rotation or bullpen."
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 12:39:00 PM

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