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Yovani Gallardo | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / MLW
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Yovani Gallardo (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Sunday without any issues.
It's the first time that the right-hander has thrown since leaving his start on April 22 with shoulder tightness. The next step for Gallardo will be a simulated game late next week and if all goes well he could then head out on a minor league rehab assignment. May 22 - 9:31 PM
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Yovani Gallardo (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to begin throwing off a mound Sunday.

Gallardo has made it through a couple of flat-ground throwing sessions unscathed but he still has a couple more to go this week before the O's will allow him to try pitching at full effort off a slope. The right-hander remains without an exact return timetable.
May 17 - 4:34 PM

Yovani Gallardo said after making 25 throws from 60 feet on flat ground Saturday that it "feels like my shoulder is not restricted."

It's obviously an improvement from how he was feeling last month, when Gallardo said he "was just tight" and "felt like it wouldn’t get loose." Gallardo will progress to 90 feet Monday and eventually 120 feet before getting back on a mound at some point. He's still obviously a ways away from a return.
May 15 - 8:52 AM

Yovani Gallardo (shoulder) is set to resume throwing on Saturday.

It will be his first time throwing since he was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder and biceps tendinitis in late April. The Orioles will need to see how he responds before deciding on the next step, so there's no timetable for his return.
May 9 - 5:13 PM

The Orioles hope Yovani Gallardo (shoulder) can resume a throwing program late this week.

Gallardo has been limited to strengthening work so far as he works his way back from right shoulder and bicep tendinitis. He could still have a shot to be activated before the end of the month.
May 8 - 12:03 PM

Yovani Gallardo has begun a strengthening program for his injured right shoulder.

It's the first significant rehab step for Gallardo, who's been on the disabled list since April 23 with right shoulder and bicep tendinitis. "He's doing good," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday. "I'm very optimistic on the return we're going to get on some of the things he's doing. He's moving toward throwing before too long." Gallardo is still probably 3-4 weeks away from a possible activation date.
May 3 - 7:46 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that Yovani Gallardo (shoulder) is now "pain-free" after receiving a cortisone shot.

However, it's unclear when Gallardo, who is dealing with tendinitis in his rotator cuff, will resume throwing. "He’s started with his exercises with the cuff," Showalter said. "That’s where you get an idea of how strong it is or isn’t by the number of the weight or the weights that you can use. It gives you an idea of how far away somebody is by the amount of weight they start at with the strength exercises. It’s a process, but we like the potential of the return, so we’ll go as fast as we can but as slow as we need to."
Apr 29 - 8:59 AM

A second MRI performed on the shoulder of Yovani Gallardo confirmed the original diagnosis of tendinitis.

As long as that's the only issue, Gallardo could be looking at a return to the O's rotation in a matter of weeks. Before he was sidelined, the right-hander posted a 7.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 18 innings of work.
Apr 24 - 11:18 PM

Yovani Gallardo could be given a pain-killing injection if an MRI confirms he is only dealing with right shoulder and biceps tendinitis.

Gallardo was placed on the disabled list Saturday. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but it shouldn't be terribly long if it's indeed just tendinitis. There should be an update from the O's on Monday.
Apr 24 - 2:06 PM

Orioles placed RHP Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder and bicep tendinitis.

Gallardo didn't look right Friday against the Royals, allowing four runs over two innings while hitting just 88 mph on the radar gun. "My shoulder just didn’t feel right," said Gallardo. "To be honest, it was one of those feelings that I’ve never had my whole career." Gallardo failed his physical this spring because of a shoulder issue before the two sides agreed to a revised contract. The Orioles should have a better idea of how much time he'll miss after his MRI on Sunday. Kevin Gausman (shoulder) will occupy a spot in the rotation when he returns from the disabled list early next week. Gallardo's injury means Vance Worley will stay in the rotation a while longer.
Apr 23 - 4:15 PM

Yovani Gallardo only lasted two innings and was torched for four earned runs on five hits and a walk versus the Royals on Friday night.

Gallardo had nothing on the mound once again, struggling to top 88 mph with his fastball and unable to consistently throw good strikes. He couldn't strike anyone out before being lifted from the game. His ERA now sits at 7.00, and one has to imagine the Orioles are scratching their heads as to what they can do with Gallardo. The right-hander has $22 million, plus a $2 million buyout, remaining on his contract, which will be hard to swallow in the bullpen.
Apr 22 - 11:56 PM

Yovani Gallardo is scheduled to visit team doctors in Baltimore after experiencing shoulder discomfort during Friday's start against the Royals.

Gallardo lasted just two innings against the Royals on Friday, partly due to ineffectiveness, but also because of the shoulder issue. The team should have an update on his status at some point on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 11:32 PM

Yovani Gallardo allowed four earned runs on nine hits and two walks in a no-decision on Saturday night against the Rangers.

Gallardo has struggled with his velocity and command this year, which isn't a good combination for a starting pitcher. After Saturday's start, he now has a 5.63 ERA and just nine strikeouts in 16 innings. He's next scheduled to take the mound in a tough matchup against the Royals, so it's best to avoid him if possible.
Apr 16 - 11:27 PM

Yovani Gallardo surrendered five runs in five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Sitting in the mid-to-high 80s with his fastball, Gallardo dug himself an early hole by giving up a three-spot in the first inning. The Orioles battled back to take the lead in the third inning, but Gallardo gave it right back in the fourth. The veteran right-hander fanned three and walked one and now owns a 5.40 ERA through his first two starts this season. His velocity and strikeouts are on the decline, so it’s hard to be optimistic about him from a fantasy perspective.
Apr 11 - 5:55 PM

Yovani Gallardo secured his first win of 2016, going five innings against the Twins on Wednesday.

Gallardo scattered a pair of doubles from Byron Buxton and three walks to tiptoe his way through five one-run innings against the Twins. His fastball continues to decline, as he sat 87-88 mph for most of Wednesday evening, but he mixed in a plethora of off-speed pitches to keep Twins hitters off balance. The right-hander’s lack of swing-and-miss stuff will continue to make him very reliant on his ERA and WHIP to be a quality fantasy option.
Apr 6 - 10:29 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Joey Rickard
2Nolan Reimold
3Hyun-soo Kim
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Kevin Gausman
5Mike Wright
6Tyler Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5T.J. McFarland
6Dylan Bundy
7Vance Worley