Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:43:47 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo still possesses the same velocity he did as a rookie in 2007, but his arsenal has evolved. He leaned on his slider 24.6% of the time last season but only 7.3% as a rookie, and he has added a sinking fastball to his repertoire which lead to fewer strikeouts and more ground balls. His ground-ball rate climbed to 52.4% last season and it was just 37.9% as a rookie. "The older you get, the more things you figure out on how to get hitters out," Gallardo said.
Fantasy Tip: Gallardo's durability is perhaps his greatest asset to fantasy owners, but he also posted the lowest ERA (3.51) of his career in 2014, which was a somewhat-rebound season. Projecting forward, the increased ground-ball rate should play favorably at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, however, he is still just a late-round flier in mixed leagues with the move to the American League and a hitter-friendly ballpark.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:37:01 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson is expected to join the starting rotation, after the team dealt SP Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers Monday, Jan. 19.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:30:55 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, the Milwaukee Brewers will pay $4 million of Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo's 2015 contract, which is worth $13 million.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:17:33 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, the Milwaukee Brewers acquired INF Luis Sardinas, RP Corey Knebel and P Marcos Diplan from the Texas Rangers Monday, Jan. 19, for SP Yovani Gallardo.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:14:56 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, the Texas Rangers have officially acquired SP Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Jan. 19, for INF Luis Sardinas, RP Corey Knebel and P Marcos Diplan.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:22:47 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo is in the process of undergoing a physical Monday, Jan. 19, and if everything checks out, the deal with the Texas Rangers will go through.
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:15:19 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers are not expected to receive 2B Jurickson Profar from the Texas Rangers if a trade for SP Yovani Gallardo is completed, according to a source.
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:13:56 -0800
The Texas Rangers are reportedly close to acquiring SP Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers, according to multiple sources.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:45:56 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers exercised SP Yovani Gallardo's $13 million option for 2015 and declined 2B Rickie Weeks' $14.5 million option.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:45:41 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo is expected to have his $13 million option for the 2015 season exercised by the team, according to sources. Gallardo's option carries a $600,000 buyout. He is 8-11 with a 3.56 ERA after losing to the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, Sept. 25.