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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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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

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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

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Cubs, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Yankees and Giants are all in the mix to acquire Yovani Gallardo from the Rangers.

As perhaps the top hurler left on the open market, the price for Gallardo has likely risen now that Johnny Cueto, David Price and Cole Hamels have already been dealt. With the recent injuries in the Yankees rotation, they may be the most desperate club at the moment. Expect the bidding to escalate quickly.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 30 - 9:58 PM

MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that there's a possibility of Yovani Gallardo being traded to the Blue Jays.

Texas just beefed up its rotation with the Cole Hamels trade, but the club is still buried in the American League Wild Card race and could sell some parts. Gallardo is due to become a free agent this winter. If the price is right, it sounds like the Rangers will move him.
Jul 30 - 10:46 AM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Rangers remain open to the idea of trading Yovani Gallardo.

Even though Wednesday's acquisition of Cole Hamels sets the Rangers up to compete in 2016, Gallardo is an impending free agent and could net the club a nice return in the trade market. The veteran right-hander owns a 3.19 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 83/46 K/BB ratio over 121 1/3 innings on the season.
Jul 29 - 11:47 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers currently view Yovani Gallardo as a secondary option if they are unable to land Cole Hamels or David Price.

It's a near certainty that the Rangers deal the right-hander before next week's deadline, and they may not be able to wait for the rest of the pitching market to play out before pulling the trigger.
Jul 26 - 4:17 PM

Yovani Gallardo allowed five earned runs in four innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Angels.

Texas won the game with a three-run top of the eighth inning. Gallardo was very little help, coughing up eight hits and three walks in a crucial showcase start. The 29-year-old right-hander is one of the more talked-about players on the trade block and could be done in a Rangers uniform. His ERA is back above 3.00.
Jul 26 - 12:53 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers and Rangers have talked about Yovani Gallardo.

Morosi is also tying the Royals to Gallardo, who has posted a surprising 2.91 ERA in 117 1/3 innings this season for the Rangers. There's little doubt that the Dodgers will acquire a starting pitcher ahead of the July 31 trade deadline and the list of possible targets is long and wide-ranging. Gallardo, 29, is earning $14 million this year. He can become a free agent in the fall.
Jul 23 - 2:11 PM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Royals are "considering Yovani Gallardo and Johnny Cueto, among many other options for their rotation."

Cueto would obviously be the biggest splash, but Gallardo isn't a bad target either for the starter-needing Royals. Gallardo has revitalized his career this season in an unlikely spot -- Arlington, Texas -- boasting a 2.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 80/43 K/BB ratio in 117 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old right-hander would obviously come much cheaper than Cueto in terms of prospects. Kansas City just lost Jason Vargas to Tommy John surgery.
Jul 23 - 10:20 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers are "listening" on Yovani Gallardo even while involved in Cole Hamels trade talks.

Rosenthal says that the Rangers could both buy and sell, as they're not really contenders this season but could go after Hamels as a long-term play. Gallardo is in the midst of a nice season, having put up a 2.91 ERA across 20 starts for the Rangers.
Jul 21 - 8:57 PM

Yovani Gallardo got lit up for five earned runs in four innings Sunday in a loss to the Astros.

It was his worst outing of the 2015 season. Gallardo gave up seven hits, including three doubles and a third-inning Colby Rasmus home run. He still has an impressive 2.91 ERA for the year and will look for a quick turnaround next time out against the Angels.
Jul 19 - 5:16 PM

Yovani Gallardo was saddled with a tough-luck loss against the Padres on Sunday despite yielding just one run over 5 1/3 innings.

Gallardo happened to be facing off with a locked in Tyson Ross and couldn't quite keep up the pace in the pitcher's duel. After Will Venable reached with a one-out triple in the second inning, Will Middlebrooks hit into a fielder's choice off Gallardo to bring Venable home. That was it on the scoring front, and that was enough to stick Gallardo with the loss. Overall, he struck out three and walked four while scattering six hits over his 5 1/3 innings of work. Gallardo enters the break holding a 2.62 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. He's given up just four runs in his last 37 1/3 innings.
Jul 12 - 6:26 PM

Yovani Gallardo allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Gallardo did his best to keep the Rangers in the game, holding the D'backs to three runs despite allowing eight hits and walking five. He earned a free pass after tossing 26 1/3 scoreless innings over his previous four starts. The loss was Gallardo's first since May 19, dropping him to 7-7 on the year. The right-hander owns a strong 2.67 ERA and 1.20 WHIP at the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 1:23 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Leonys Martin
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Martin Perez
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Martinez
6Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Tanner Scheppers
4Jake Diekman
5Spencer Patton
6Sam Freeman
7Alex Claudio
8Sam Dyson
9Nick Tepesch
10Lisalverto Bonilla