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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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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Rangers are not expected to discuss a contract extension with Yovani Gallardo during spring training.
Gallardo went to high school in Texas and is on record as saying he'd like to be with the Rangers long-term, but Cotillo says he's also excited about the potential of being a free agent for the first time. As far as the Rangers go, it would probably be wise for them to wait on an extension for Gallardo, anyway, to first see how he fares in the American League and in Globe Life Park. Feb 27 - 3:02 PM

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Rangers acquired RHP Yovani Gallardo and cash considerations from the Brewers for INF Luis Sardinas and RHPs Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan.

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Brewers will pay $4 million of Gallardo's $14 million salary for 2015. Gallardo delivered a 3.51 ERA across 32 starts last season, but his strikeout rate has decreased in each of the past two seasons and the move to Texas doesn't do anything to increase his fantasy appeal. He's nothing more than a back-end option in standard mixed leagues as he moves into his age-29 season, but he should eat up innings for Texas. He has averaged 192 innings over the past six seasons. Gallardo is currently eligible to be a free agent after 2015.
Jan 19 - 5:58 PM

The New York Post's Joel Sherman is reporting that the Brewers and Rangers have a "deal in principle" that would send Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers.

Sherman wrote that the trade is in "medical review" at the moment. No word on which players would be moving to Milwaukee in the trade. Gallardo posted a 3.51 ERA over 32 starts in 2014, marking the sixth straight season in which the pitcher has compiled 30 or more starts. It doesn't help Gallardo's fantasy value that he's potentially moving to a hitter's park in the AL, though Yu Darvish has proved that pitching for the Rangers isn't necessarily going to end in fire and brimstone. Gallardo has pitched under a 4.00 ERA in all but one of his eight seasons in the bigs. He's not quite the strikeout machine that he was in his prime (he punched out 144 and 146 in his last two seasons, as compared to 200+ from 2009-2012), but he's a consistent commodity and should be viewed as a mid-rotation option in drafts this spring, particularly in AL-only leagues.
Jan 19 - 9:37 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report that the Rangers are "on the verge" of trading for Yovani Gallardo.

There's no word yet on what the Brewers will receive in return. It's not an ideal landing spot for Gallardo's fantasy prospects since he's headed to the American League and a hitter's park. Of course, he's already been pitching in a hitter-friendly park his whole career. The veteran right-hander will make $13 million in 2015 before hitting free agency next winter. Gallardo went to high school in Texas, which could give the Rangers a better shot of signing him to a long-term deal should they want to pursue it.
Jan 18 - 3:00 PM

Brewers exercised RHP Yovani Gallardo's $13 million club option for 2015.

An expected move. While his strikeout rate continues to decline, Gallardo posted a career-low 3.51 ERA across 32 starts this season. He has made at least 30 starts in six straight seasons.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 04:44:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers plan to exercise Yovani Gallardo's $13 million option for 2015.

It's no surprise, as Gallardo is coming off a nice season in which he posted a 3.51 ERA and 1.30 WHIP while making 30+ starts for the sixth consecutive year. His strikeouts and velocity are going in the wrong direction, but Gallardo will turn just 29 in February and has been very durable. It's a no-brainer move by Milwaukee. He's currently slated for free agency after next season.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo gave up five runs -- three earned -- in five innings Thursday in a loss to the Reds.

Gallardo ended up going 0-5 in his final seven starts to end the season 8-12 with a 3.51 ERA. That ERA is actually the best mark of his career, edging his 3.52 mark from 2011. He won 17 games that year. In fact, he had won at least 12 games in a row in five straight seasons until his offense abandoned him in 2014.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo was handed no-decision Friday despite striking out a season-high 11 batters over seven scoreless innings against the Pirates.

Gallardo allowed five hits on the night while walking just one batter. He came up big in a very important game for the Brewers, but Jonathan Broxton cost him a chance at the win by giving up a go-ahead three-run homer to Russell Martin in the eighth inning. The veteran right-hander has had an up-and-down season, but he now owns a 3.46 ERA through 31 starts. He'll wrap up the season with a start against the Reds next week in Cincinnati.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:45:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo held the Reds to two runs in six innings but the Brewers lost to the Reds on Saturday.

Gallardo gave up just four hits -- and all of them were singles -- but the Milwaukee offense provided only one run of support and so the right-hander fell to 8-10 on the year. He'll carry a 3.59 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into his next start on the road versus the Pirates.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo was tagged for five runs and three homers in 3 2/3 innings by the Marlins on Monday.

The Brewers needed their longtime ace to step up, but he's instead been lit up in back-to-back starts, giving up 12 runs and four homers in back-to-back losses. If he's not better against the Reds this weekend, he should be dropped in mixed leagues.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 11:11:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo was hit hard by the Cubs on Tuesday, allowing seven runs -- five earned -- over five innings in a loss.

Gallardo gave up a walk and three straight singles in the first, and he wasn't getting any help from his defense -- two errors allowed another two runs to score in the four-run inning. Three more runs in the fifth inning, including a two-run homer, ended Gallardo's night. The loss dropped Gallardo to 8-8 with a 3.43 ERA through 28 starts. He's got a big start against the division-leading Cardinals on tap for Sunday.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:26:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo allowed six runs -- three earned -- over five innings in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

An Aramis Ramirez error led off the Pirates' three-run second inning, but Gallardo struggled for much of the night. He finished with eight hits and three walks allowed, striking out four. Gallardo dropped to 8-7 with a 3.38 ERA on the season. He'll look to get back on the horse Wednesday at the Padres.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:31:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo pitched eight innings of one-run ball to beat the Dodgers on Saturday.

Gallardo trailed Clayton Kershaw in strikeouts, 11-3, and also gave up one more hit than the Dodgers' left-hander, but he came away with the win. All six hits he gave up were singles, and he benefitted from Carlos Gomez throwing out Justin Turner at second base in the fourth. It's the fourth time in five stars that Gallardo has pitched at least seven innings and allowed one or no runs. He's 8-6 with a 3.32 ERA.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 12:01:00 AM

Yovani Gallardo limited the Cubs to a run over seven innings Monday in the Brewers' 3-1 victory.

Gallardo struggled with his command and turned in his second shortest start of the year last time out, but this makes three terrific outings for him in his last four appearances. He even got a rare win out of it. Gallardo is now 7-6 with a 3.44 ERA over 24 starts this season. Teammate Wily Peralta has allowed four more runs over two fewer innings in his 23 starts, yet stands 14-6.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 11:52:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo fell to 6-6 after giving up four runs in four innings against the Giants on Wednesday.

It could have been a lot worse; Gallardo gave up five more hits and a couple of walks after a three-run first, but the Giants got to him for just one more run. It was his second shortest start of the year. The four walks tonight matched his total from his five starts in July.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 12:48:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Tomas Telis
5Jorge Alfaro
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Tommy Field
4Elliot Johnson
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Ed Lucas
LF1Nate Schierholtz
2Ryan Rua
3Jake Smolinski
4Ryan Ludwick
5Michael Choice
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Yovani Gallardo
4Colby Lewis
5Ross Detwiler
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Juan Carlos Oviedo
6Michael Kirkman
7Phil Klein
8Alexander Claudio
9Roman Mendez
10Anthony Bass
11Edgar Olmos
12Lisalverto Bonilla
13Spencer Patton
14Jamey Wright