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Yovani Gallardo | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Orioles remain interested in free agent Yovani Gallardo.
Recent reports suggested the O's wouldn't have interest in Gallardo because he would cost the team the No. 14 overall pick in June's MLB Draft, but Rosenthal said the price for the right-hander could fall to the point that it would make sense for the club. The team acquired potential starter Odrisamer Despaigne on Thursday, but their rotation remains a weakness and they'll need help from somewhere to compete in a loaded AL East. The market for the 30-year-old has been cold and getting colder as teams go alternative routes in their search for starting pitching help. Feb 4 - 6:30 PM

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Roch Kubatko hears that it's "more realistic" that the Orioles acquire a starter through trade rather than free agency.

The O's have been connected to Yovani Gallardo and according to Kubatko "were deep in discussions" with the right-hander's agent. However Kubatko now says Baltimore is "much more reluctant" to give up the No. 14 overall pick that it would take to sign Gallardo. With the Astros having signed Doug Fister and the Rockies' interest reportedly overblown, Gallardo's suitors seem to be falling by the wayside.
Source: MASN Sports
Feb 1 - 4:18 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Rockies "aren't being especially aggressive" on Yovani Gallardo.

The report essentially backs up general manager Jeff Bridich's statement over the weekend that the club's reported interest in Gallardo was "fairly overblown." With the Rockies looking like a long shot, it's sounding like the right-hander will wind up choosing either the Orioles or Astros. The team that signs Gallardo will have to surrender a draft pick.
Jan 25 - 7:07 PM

GM Jeff Bridich said the Rockies' interest in free agent RHP Yovani Gallardo is "fairly overblown."

This comes on the heels of a Denver Post report that the Rockies were in "serious talks" with Gallardo. The Rockies are among three teams known to be interested in Gallardo with the Astros and Orioles also in the mix. The right-hander is aiming for a deal in the four-year, $60 million range. Because he refused the Rangers' qualifying offer, Gallardo is tied to draft pick compensation.
Jan 23 - 5:10 PM

According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the Rockies have engaged in serious talks with free agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo.

Saunders adds that there has been no formal contract offer as of yet. The Astros and Orioles remain in the hunt for the top remaining starter on the free agent market and with action heating up there could be a resolution to this situation soon. The 29-year-old hurler had a resurgence with the Rangers in 2015, posting a 3.42 ERA and 121/68 K/BB ratio across 184 1/3 frames.
Jan 22 - 6:51 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that, "barring the late entry of a mystery team," Yovani Gallardo will choose between the Astros, Orioles and Rockies.

The Blue Jays and Royals had also been connected to the right-hander, but they've apparently moved on. The Astros and Orioles have been in on Gallardo most of the winter and could offer him a chance to play for a contender, whereas the Rockies you would think may have to overpay in order to convince him to come to Denver. Gallardo, who will turn 30 next month, held a 3.42 ERA and 121/68 K/BB ratio over 184 1/3 innings last season with the Rangers.
Jan 22 - 12:38 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies plan to talk with Yovani Gallardo's representatives again on Friday.

The Rockies have been a late entrant into the Gallardo sweepstakes, with the Astros and Orioles also in the mix. It's possible they might have to significantly outbid the other suitors in order to get Gallardo to agree to pitch in Colorado for a non-contender. The Rockies' first-round pick is protected, and Rosenthal says they're "reluctant" to part with their second-rounder.
Jan 22 - 8:45 AM

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the Rockies have entered the mix for Yovani Gallardo.

Gallardo is the top remaining free agent starter, and it sounds like his market is finally picking up some steam. Heyman reported Wednesday night that the Astros and Orioles have also expressed recent interest in the 29-year-old right-hander, who posted a cool 3.42 ERA in 184 1/3 innings last season for the Rangers. His free agency is linked to draft pick compensation because he rejected a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer from Texas in early November. He's probably looking for something close to the five-year, $70 million deal that Ian Kennedy signed with the Royals.
Jan 21 - 9:42 AM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Astros and Orioles are among the teams showing interest in free agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo.

Gallardo has been out there on the free agent market all winter, with little in the way of concrete movement toward a contract. In addition to the Astros and O's, the Blue Jays have been recently attached to the 29-year-old right-hander in rumors. He's the best free agent starter still available. One possible reason for his sluggish experience as a free agent is that he is tied to draft pick compensation.
Jan 20 - 4:43 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports that the Blue Jays remain in contact with free agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo.

While there doesn't appear to be anything substantive to the talks yet, it's interesting that they have continued to talk to him throughout the offseason. Gallardo represents the last of the upper-echelon starting pitchers that were available through free agency this winter. His market has been slow to develop, perhaps because he's tied to draft pick compensation.
Jan 16 - 2:14 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals are also talking to free agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Wednesday morning that the Royals appear focused on fellow free agent Ian Kennedy, but they are at least looking at Gallardo as a potential fallback. Both pitchers declined qualifying offers, so they will cost a draft pick. Gallardo has also been linked to the Orioles and Astros in recent weeks.
Jan 13 - 9:45 AM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Royals, Astros and Orioles are still the "three main contenders" for Yovani Gallardo.

Gallardo's market seemed to be percolating around the holidays, but the veteran right-hander remains unsigned to this point. However, the situation could come to a head soon. Gallardo is reportedly seeking a contract in the four-year, $60 million range after posting a 3.42 ERA and 121/68 K/BB ratio over 184 1/3 innings last season with the Rangers.
Jan 4 - 4:30 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports hears the Blue Jays "checked in" on free agent Yovani Gallardo recently.

Heyman still lists the Astros, Orioles and Royals as the big three in contention for Gallardo, but it appears the Jays could be a dark horse. The Jays have plenty of starters who could be internal options for them in 2016, but the 29-year-old would be a better option than most of them. Gallardo owned a 3.42 ERA and 121/68 K/BB ratio over 184 1/3 innings last year with the Rangers.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo's agent spoke with teams during the holiday week but no progress was made, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

Gallardo's three main suitors—the Astros, Orioles and Royals—are also in the hunt for Scott Kazmir. It looks like Gallardo will have to wait it out until Kazmir signs. The 29-year-old is coming off arguably his best season and is hoping to land a four-year deal.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 08:33:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Royals are "presently in contact" with free agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo.

Morosi writes that left-hander Scott Kazmir is also on the Royals' list. Gallardo, who is attached to draft pick compensation, posted a 3.42 ERA and 121/68 K/BB ratio over 184 1/3 innings this past season with the Rangers. The veteran right-hander is reportedly seeking a four-year, $60 million contract and has also drawn interest from the Orioles.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 12:00:00 PM