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Yovani Gallardo | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yovani Gallardo pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed two runs Wednesday as the Rangers beat the Tigers 6-2.
Unless Gallardo is needed in relief this weekend, he finishes a fine regular season with a 13-11 record and a 3.42 ERA. It's better than we expected after the trade to Texas, though the 1.42 WHIP and dwindling strikeout rate (121 K in 184 1/3 IP) wouldn't seem to bode well for the future. Oct 1 - 12:08 AM

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Yovani Gallardo allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Friday.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister brought the hook after Gallardo gave up a two-out double to Evan Gattis. He finished just one out short of qualifying for the victory, but Banister didn't want to take a chance of letting the Astros back in it. Gallardo labored for most of the outing, allowing eight hits -- including a home run -- and two walks while throwing just 48 out of 87 pitches for strikes. The veteran right-hander has completed six innings just once dating back to July 30.
Sep 26 - 12:46 AM

Yovani Gallardo surrendered three runs on eight hits over five innings in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

All three runs on Gallardo's line scored in the second inning, when Ketel Marte hit a two-run double and Kyle Seager followed it up with an RBI single. For the season, he's pitched to a 3.41 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. A road date with the A's shows next on his schedule.
Sep 18 - 11:47 PM

Yovani Gallardo was not on his game in Saturday's loss to the A's, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Gallardo coughed up two homers in the loss, as the fifth inning saw a three-run homer by Mark Canha and a two-run bomb by Danny Valencia to account for all the action on the right-hander's line. Saturday's tough outing aside, the veteran's pitched decently this season while maintaining a 3.35 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. A home start against the Mariners awaits him next time he toes the rubber.
Sep 12 - 11:42 PM

Yovani Gallardo earned the win on Monday, shutting out the Mariners over 5 1/3 innings.

Gallardo scattered five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. It's the fourth time in his last six starts he's held the opposition scoreless, though he hasn't been able to complete the sixth inning in all but one of those starts. The right-hander holds a 3.16 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP and a 105/61 K/BB ratio over 165 innings. Gallardo hosts the Athletics in his next outing.
Sep 7 - 9:58 PM

Yovani Gallardo took a no-decision in Tuesday's win over the Padres, allowing four runs in five innings.

All four runs were driven in by Matt Kemp, who plated two with a double in the third inning, then hit a two-run homer in the fifth. Gallardo, overall, gave up six hits and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander is near the end of a great year for the Rangers, currently sporting a 3.27 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP and a 101/59 K/BB ratio over 159 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Mariners at Safeco Field in his next start.
Sep 2 - 1:56 AM

Yovani Gallardo effectively limited the Blue Jays in Thursday's win, hurling 5 1/3 innings of shutout baseball.

Gallardo allowed a mere three hits while striking out two and walking three. He had thrown 101 pitches (58 strikes) at the time he was relieved of duty with an out in the sixth. The shutout effort lowered his ERA to 3.14. His 1.34 WHIP is slightly less shiny, but it's still been a respectable season for the 29-year-old right-hander. A road date with the Padres awaits Gallardo next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 27 - 5:51 PM

Yovani Gallardo posted a nice performance in Saturday's win over the Tigers, firing six innings of shutout baseball.

Gallardo scattered eight hits while striking out four and walking one. While he's limited the runs in his last two starts, batters are seeing the ball well against him and have racked up 19 hits in Gallardo's last 11 1/3 innings. If he can't stop limiting the hits, his (currently nice) 3.25 ERA is eventually going to cave. As is, he'll take that number, plus a 1.35 WHIP into his next scheduled start, a home showdown with the Orioles.
Aug 22 - 10:32 PM

Despite coughing up 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings, Yovani Gallardo somehow escaped Sunday's win over the Rays with just three runs allowed.

Gallardo was in almost constant trouble, but he limited the damage via repeated Houdini escapes over his 5 1/3 innings. The Rays only took advantage of his hit-giving ways in the first and second innings, when they scored all three of their runs. He'll try to limit the knocks next time out, when he takes his 3.39 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into a road showdown with the Tigers.
Aug 16 - 6:33 PM

Yovani Gallardo held the Twins scoreless over 5 2/3 innings Tuesday but settled for a no-decision.

Gallardo left with a two-run lead, but the bullpen blew the lead and eventually the game. The right-hander allowed two hits and walked three in the contest. With the no-decision, Gallardo still has just one win since the start of July. The 29-year-old will carry an 8-9 record, 3.33 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into Sunday's start against the Rays.
Aug 12 - 1:17 AM

Yovani Gallardo lasted just five innings but stuck around long enough to earn the win Tuesday, holding the Astros to three runs in a victory.

Gallardo gave up just four hits and walked two, but he needed 98 pitches to get through five innings. The win was Gallardo's first since June 27. The right-hander is now 8-9 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.33 WHIP through 23 starts. He'll look to make it two in a row Tuesday at the Twins.
Aug 5 - 12:34 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rangers will keep Yovani Gallardo.

They entertained offers but ultimately decided they'd rather hang on to him an make him a qualifying offer after the season if he doesn't re-sign. Gallardo has really struggled his last three times out, which could have affected the quality of offers for him.
Jul 31 - 4:02 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers "appear to be planning to hold" Yovani Gallardo.

They've been telling teams all along that they'd rather keep Gallardo and make him a qualifying offer over the winter if they're unable to get a trade proposal they like. Evidently teams haven't met the asking price. The Dodgers, Cubs and Blue Jays have been linked to the right-hander.
Jul 31 - 3:06 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers are in "ongoing trade talks" with the Rangers involving Yovani Gallardo.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported earlier Friday that the chances of a Gallardo deal are "50/50." The Dodgers' rotation is full following the additions of Alex Wood and Mat Latos, so the club would figure to make an additional trade should they acquire Gallardo.
Jul 31 - 11:04 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that there's a "50/50" chance of Yovani Gallardo being traded Friday.

He says that the Dodgers, Cubs and Blue Jays are still "in the mix" for the right-hander. The Rangers are open to dealing Gallardo, but Crasnick says they'll just keep him if they don't get a proposal they like and then make him a qualifying offer after the season.
Jul 31 - 10:25 AM

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