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Yovani Gallardo | Relief Pitcher | #31

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / MLW
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Rangers signed RHP Yovani Gallardo to a minor league contract.
Gallardo has been released by the Brewers and Reds over the last few weeks. The veteran right-hander pitched for the Rangers in 2015 and that's the last time he's had any level of success in the majors. Apr 13 - 4:35 PM

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Reds released RHP Yovani Gallardo.

Gallardo was designated for assignment by the Reds on Tuesday and elected to become a free agent after passing through waivers. The veteran right-hander had allowed eight earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings this season out of the Cincinnati bullpen.
Apr 12 - 2:04 PM

Reds designated RHP Yovani Gallardo for assignment.

Gallardo has allowed eight earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings of relief this season out of the Cincinnati bullpen. Tanner Rainey will take his 25-man roster spot.
Apr 10 - 2:07 PM

Reds signed RHP Yovani Gallardo to a one-year $750,000 contract.

It isn't clear if he'll work out of the rotation or bullpen, but given the Reds' current rotation you'd think he would be given a chance to start.
Mar 31 - 10:49 AM

Brewers released RHP Yovani Gallardo.

The right-hander will still earn $500,000 that was guaranteed from the deal he signed with the Brewers this winter. The club announced on Saturday that Gallardo would not break camp with the team, but kept him on the roster in an attempt to trade him elsewhere with no luck. He's free to explore other opportunities on his own now.
Mar 26 - 6:39 PM

Brewers' manager Craig Counsell informed Yovani Gallardo that he will not make the Brewers' Opening Day roster.

It's unclear if he'll be released or could conceivably accept a minor league assignment. Gallardo had been in the mix for a bullpen spot after losing out on a spot in the starting rotation.
Mar 24 - 3:19 PM

The Brewers are shifting Yovani Gallardo to a relief role.

This means that the Brewers have officially ruled him out for a rotation spot. The veteran right-hander appears likely to settle into a middle relief role in his return to Milwaukee. Brent Suter, Wade Miley, Junior Guerra remain in the mix for the rotation, but it's still possible the Brewers could splurge and sign Alex Cobb.
Mar 12 - 1:05 PM

Yovani Gallardo gave up two runs over three innings in Friday’s start against the Athletics.

Gallardo gave up three hits — including a two-run homer to Khris Davis — and two walks while striking out three batters. The veteran right-hander is hoping to secure a rotation spot in his return to Milwaukee, but his days of fantasy relevance are behind him at this point.
Mar 9 - 9:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo didn't allow a hit or a run in his first inning of the spring on Sunday against the Diamondbacks, but did walk two.

Gallardo was fortunate to not allow a run, as he struggled to find the strike zone in his lone inning of work with just 14-of-28 of his pitches going for strikes. He's coming off a season where he put up a grotesque 5.72 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with the Mariners, and he's battling for one of the final spots in the Milwaukee rotation. The Brewers will probably want to see more strikes from the soon-to-be 32-year-old in his next outing.
Feb 25 - 5:12 PM

Brewers signed RHP Yovani Gallardo to a one-year, $2 million contract.

The deal includes another $2 million in performance-based incentives, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. Gallardo, who began his career with the Brewers as a second-round pick in 2004, put up an ugly 5.72 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 22 starts and six relief appearances with the Mariners in 2017. Brewers general manager David Stearns said in a statement announcing the agreement that the 31-year-old right-hander "will compete for a spot in our rotation or bullpen."
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 12:39:00 PM

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports the Brewers and free agent starter Yovani Gallardo are in agreement on a deal.

Gallardo was the Brewers' second-round pick in 2004 and had some really strong years at the top of Milwaukee's rotation. Things have gone less well in recent years, as the 31-year-old has bounced around American League clubs with little success. This past season, he posted a 5.72 ERA in 130 2/3 innings for the Mariners before the team declined his option last month. No terms of the deal were immediately available.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 05:53:00 PM

Mariners declined RHP Yovani Gallardo's $13 million club option for 2018.

An easy call for the Mariners after Gallardo pitched to a 5.72 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 22 starts and six relief appearances in 2017. The 31-year-old right-hander is now a free agent.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 02:20:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo has been moved to the bullpen.

Gallardo owns a poor 5.79 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 126 innings this season with Seattle. Andrew Moore will pitch Wednesday versus the Astros and Mike Leake will make his second start for the Mariners on Friday against the Angels.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 06:41:00 PM

The Mariners are considering removing Yovani Gallardo from their rotation.

It speaks as to how poorly Gallardo has pitched that a team as riddled with injuries in their rotation is considering a change. Marco Gonzales pitched well in relief of Gallardo on Saturday and it looks like he'll probably take his rotation spot for the upcoming week.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 02:43:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo was pulled after giving up two runs in three innings Saturday against the A's.

The runs came on solo homers from Bruce Maxwell and Khris Davis. Gallardo has had just one quality start since re-entering the rotation in late July. This would seem to be a good time for the Mariners to banish him back to middle relief.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 01:12:00 AM

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3B1Adrian Beltre
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