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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
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

Yovani Gallardo surrendered seven runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Gallardo allowed eight hits, walked three and struck out two. He has a 16.88 ERA this spring following his late signing, and his velocity isn't yet where he needs it to be. He'll probably gain additional arm strength with time, but we're still not expecting him to be an asset in fantasy leagues this year.
Mar 26 - 5:22 PM

Yovani Gallardo was tagged for five runs in 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Phillies.

Gallardo have up three homers, two of them coming to the first three batters of the game. He's given up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings this spring, but considering that he didn't sign until Feb. 25, the slow start shouldn't be unexpected. The Orioles aren't going to concern themselves with his spring results, either.
Mar 14 - 5:32 PM

Making his spring debut, Yovani Gallardo yielded three runs in two innings Wednesday in a loss to the Phillies.

Darin Ruf homered off him in a three-run first inning. Gallardo, who just signed on Feb. 25, will bring a steady presence to Baltimore's rotation this year, but he doesn't figure to be very useful for fantasy purposes.
Mar 9 - 4:08 PM

Orioles signed RHP Yovani Gallardo to a two-year, $22 million contract with a $13 million club option for 2018.

The deal was originally going to net Gallardo a $35 million guarantee, but the O's were able to turn the third year of the contract into a club option after a pre-signing physical revealed some minor shoulder damage. That club option comes with a $2 million buyout. Gallardo, 30 years old next week, posted a 3.42 ERA across 184 1/3 innings (33 starts) last season for the Rangers. His peripherals weren't as attractive, but the veteran right-hander represents a much-needed upgrade for the still-iffy Baltimore rotation.
Feb 25 - 9:06 AM

MASN's Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles and Yovani Gallardo have reached agreement on a restructured two-year contract with a team option for 2018.

Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun says the two guaranteed years will be worth $20 million, with a $2 million buyout. Should the team exercise the third-year option, that would be worth $13 million. Gallardo and the Orioles had reportedly reached agreement on a three-year, $35 million contract as of Monday, but FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday morning that the O's were scared of Gallardo's shoulder after a physical and wanted to restructure the deal. Assuming the contract is going to stand this time, the Orioles have made a much-needed upgrade to their starting rotation at a relative bargain.
Feb 24 - 6:57 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are expected to "push for restructuring" Yovani Gallardo's three-year, $35 million contract.

The Orioles raised concerns about Gallardo's shoulder during his pre-signing physical and apparently believe that he's no longer worth giving both a three-year, $35 million deal and surrendering a draft pick (and the draft pool money attached) in the process. It's an awkward situation, so Rosenthal hears that the matter is unlikely to be resolved quickly.
Feb 24 - 8:59 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Joey Rickard
2Nolan Reimold
3Hyun-soo Kim
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
2Jimmy Paredes
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
4Brian Matusz
5Mychal Givens
6T.J. McFarland
7Dylan Bundy
8Vance Worley