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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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Yovani Gallardo tossed six scoreless innings Friday for the win as the Rangers beat the Mariners 3-1.
Gallardo has won back-to-back starts since his Opening Day debacle, bringing his ERA down to 3.45 in the process. It does come with a 1.66 WHIP, though. He's strictly an AL-only guy at this stage of his career. Apr 18 - 1:25 AM

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Yovani Gallardo allowed two runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's win over the Astros.

Gallardo struck out seven and walked one. Marwin Gonzalez hit a solo home run off the right-hander in the third inning, the only run-scoring hit Gallardo allowed. The other run on his line came courtesy of reliever Jon Edwards, who allowed an inherited runner to score on a bases-loaded walk. Gallardo's an innings eater, with 192 1/3 pitched last season, but the offseason acquisition has yet to make it through six innings in either of his first two starts for Texas. He'll try to get back to his bullpen-saving ways when he faces off with the Mariners in his next start.
Apr 11 - 11:44 PM

Yovani Gallardo yielded four runs over four innings in an Opening Day loss to the Athletics on Monday.

With how well opposing starter Sonny Gray pitched, it didn't much matter what Gallardo did on the mound. The right-hander allowed a first-inning two-run home run to Ben Zobrist and two more runs in the fourth before departing. Overall, he gave up six hits, walked one, and struck out five. Gallardo will look to improve in his next start against the Astros.
Apr 7 - 1:00 AM

Yovani Gallardo will start Opening Day against the Athletics on April 6.

He'll square off against Oakland's Sonny Gray. Yu Darvish would have gotten the assignment if he was healthy, but Gallardo gets the call after coming over from the Brewers over the winter. The veteran right-hander posted a 3.51 ERA across 32 starts last season.
Mar 26 - 5:53 PM

Yovani Gallardo was hammered for eight runs over 4 2/3 innings in Sunday's start facing the Mariners.

Gallardo allowed two three-run home runs: to Kyle Seager in the first inning and to Nelson Cruz in the third. He also allowed two runs on back-to-back two-out doubles in the fifth before departing with two outs in the frame. Overall, he allowed seven hits, walked four, and struck out two. So far, he's had one good outing and two disastrous outings. The Rangers hope to see some improvement his next time out.
Mar 22 - 7:11 PM

Yovani Gallardo pitched well in Tuesday's start against the Dodgers, allowing just one run on four hits over his four innings of work.

The veteran right-hander walked two and struck out four. It was a nice bounceback showing for Gallardo after he was hit hard by the Royals in his last outing. He will be counted on to provide a stabilizing veteran presence atop the Rangers rotation this season.
Mar 17 - 11:52 PM

Yovani Gallardo was hit around on Wednesday against the Royals, allowing four runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Gallardo could have seen himself out of a dire situation as he allowed back-to-back doubles to lead off the third inning before recording a pair of outs. But three consecutive singles brought in the Royals' second and third runs of the inning. Gallardo didn't make it out of his second inning of work in the fourth and was charged with one run following a lead-off double and runner-advancing ground outs. The 29-year-old veteran had a good bounce-back year for the Brewers last season and the Rangers are hoping there's more of that coming up.
Mar 4 - 6:21 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Rangers are not expected to discuss a contract extension with Yovani Gallardo during spring training.

Gallardo went to high school in Texas and is on record as saying he'd like to be with the Rangers long-term, but Cotillo says he's also excited about the potential of being a free agent for the first time. As far as the Rangers go, it would probably be wise for them to wait on an extension for Gallardo, anyway, to first see how he fares in the American League and in Globe Life Park.
Feb 27 - 3:02 PM

Rangers acquired RHP Yovani Gallardo and cash considerations from the Brewers for INF Luis Sardinas and RHPs Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan.

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Brewers will pay $4 million of Gallardo's $14 million salary for 2015. Gallardo delivered a 3.51 ERA across 32 starts last season, but his strikeout rate has decreased in each of the past two seasons and the move to Texas doesn't do anything to increase his fantasy appeal. He's nothing more than a back-end option in standard mixed leagues as he moves into his age-29 season, but he should eat up innings for Texas. He has averaged 192 innings over the past six seasons. Gallardo is currently eligible to be a free agent after 2015.
Jan 19 - 5:58 PM

The New York Post's Joel Sherman is reporting that the Brewers and Rangers have a "deal in principle" that would send Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers.

Sherman wrote that the trade is in "medical review" at the moment. No word on which players would be moving to Milwaukee in the trade. Gallardo posted a 3.51 ERA over 32 starts in 2014, marking the sixth straight season in which the pitcher has compiled 30 or more starts. It doesn't help Gallardo's fantasy value that he's potentially moving to a hitter's park in the AL, though Yu Darvish has proved that pitching for the Rangers isn't necessarily going to end in fire and brimstone. Gallardo has pitched under a 4.00 ERA in all but one of his eight seasons in the bigs. He's not quite the strikeout machine that he was in his prime (he punched out 144 and 146 in his last two seasons, as compared to 200+ from 2009-2012), but he's a consistent commodity and should be viewed as a mid-rotation option in drafts this spring, particularly in AL-only leagues.
Jan 19 - 9:37 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report that the Rangers are "on the verge" of trading for Yovani Gallardo.

There's no word yet on what the Brewers will receive in return. It's not an ideal landing spot for Gallardo's fantasy prospects since he's headed to the American League and a hitter's park. Of course, he's already been pitching in a hitter-friendly park his whole career. The veteran right-hander will make $13 million in 2015 before hitting free agency next winter. Gallardo went to high school in Texas, which could give the Rangers a better shot of signing him to a long-term deal should they want to pursue it.
Jan 18 - 3:00 PM

Brewers exercised RHP Yovani Gallardo's $13 million club option for 2015.

An expected move. While his strikeout rate continues to decline, Gallardo posted a career-low 3.51 ERA across 32 starts this season. He has made at least 30 starts in six straight seasons.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 04:44:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers plan to exercise Yovani Gallardo's $13 million option for 2015.

It's no surprise, as Gallardo is coming off a nice season in which he posted a 3.51 ERA and 1.30 WHIP while making 30+ starts for the sixth consecutive year. His strikeouts and velocity are going in the wrong direction, but Gallardo will turn just 29 in February and has been very durable. It's a no-brainer move by Milwaukee. He's currently slated for free agency after next season.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo gave up five runs -- three earned -- in five innings Thursday in a loss to the Reds.

Gallardo ended up going 0-5 in his final seven starts to end the season 8-12 with a 3.51 ERA. That ERA is actually the best mark of his career, edging his 3.52 mark from 2011. He won 17 games that year. In fact, he had won at least 12 games in a row in five straight seasons until his offense abandoned him in 2014.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Yovani Gallardo was handed no-decision Friday despite striking out a season-high 11 batters over seven scoreless innings against the Pirates.

Gallardo allowed five hits on the night while walking just one batter. He came up big in a very important game for the Brewers, but Jonathan Broxton cost him a chance at the win by giving up a go-ahead three-run homer to Russell Martin in the eighth inning. The veteran right-hander has had an up-and-down season, but he now owns a 3.46 ERA through 31 starts. He'll wrap up the season with a start against the Reds next week in Cincinnati.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Ryan Rua
2Jake Smolinski
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Matt Harrison
7Martin Perez
8Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Kyuji Fujikawa
5Keone Kela
6Roman Mendez
7Lisalverto Bonilla
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Anthony Bass
10Logan Verrett