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Yovani Gallardo (SP)

Baltimore Orioles - 5% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Yovani Gallardo went just five innings, allowing three runs on Friday against the Rays. He did not receive a decision as his team beat the Rays 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo walked four and struck out just two batters in the game and has failed to make it past the fifth inning in three straight outings. He's off the fantasy radar going forward.


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Yovani Gallardo held the Angels to two runs over five innings en route to helping the Orioles beat the Angels 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo struggled with his control, walking four batters and needing 95 pitches to get through the fifth inning. In the end, he did what he needed to do to put the O's in position to win. He heads into the All-Star break with a 3-1 record and 5.82 ERA.


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Yovani Gallardo went four innings, allowing the Dodgers to score four runs off of six hits on Monday. He didn't factor in the decision as Los Angeles went on to beat Baltimore 7-5.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo hasn't been very impressive since returning from the DL and shouldn't be owned in any formats. He will carry a 3-1 record and 6.10 ERA into his next start against the Angels.


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Yovani Gallardo had a quality start against the Padres on Wednesday. He went six innings, allowing just three runs and striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo improved his record to 3-1 with a 5.77 ERA and 23 strikeouts on the year. He will take on the Dodgers in Los Angeles in his next start. He can be considered as a streamer for that matchup.


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Yovani Gallardo was effective against Tampa Bay on Friday night. He pitched 5.1 innings, allowing three runs and striking out three. The Orioles went on to beat Tampa Bay 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo didn't have his best stuff, but he did a decent job limiting damage. Gallardo is now 2-1 with a 6.04 ERA and will toe the rubber against the Padres next. Based on San Diego's struggles against right-handed pitching this season, Gallardo can be considered a decent streaming option for that start.


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Yovani Gallardo had a successful return from the DL, pitching five innings of two-run ball. The veteran struck out five batters and walked four as Baltimore went on to beat Toronto 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo had been sidelined since April 22 and departed after throwing just 85 pitches. He isn't as effective a pitcher as he used to be but he can still be a serviceable streaming option. He will take on the strikeout-prone Rays his next time out.


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Yovani Gallardo will throw a simulated game on Saturday as he continues to recover from his shoulder injury. (Source: Baltimore Sun)

Fantasy Impact: The Orioles will see how Gallardo's shoulder responds to the outing. At that point, the team has said it will decide between another simulated game and a minor league rehab outing. Gallardo's time frame for return should become clearer by the beginning of next week, assuming he doesn't suffer a setback. Considering the injury and his rough start, he's not fantasy relevant at this point.


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Yovani Gallardo will resume a throwing program on Saturday. The team will have no idea on his return time frame until they see how his shoulder responds. (Source: Rich Dubroff on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo has been out for three weeks due to the shoulder injury. It certainly hasn't been the start the Gallardo or the Orioles wanted. The veteran RHP carried a 7.00 ERA with him to the DL after four starts.


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The Orioles placed Gallardo on the disabled list after experiencing soreness in his throwing shoulder. The team is calling it tendinitis and Gallardo will have an MRI on Sunday to determine if there is more serious damage. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo experienced shoulder issues in the spring which led to the Orioles restructuring his contract. He was pulled from his last start after just two innings and complained of discomfort. Kevin Gausman will take Gallardo's place in the rotation for the time being, but shoulder injuries are worrisome and Brian Matusz has been activated to occupy the roster spot.


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Yovani Gallardo had his best outing of the spring Thursday throwing five innings, surrendering only one hit and striking out two. Gallardo should be the Orioles #2 SP behind Chris Tillman.

Fantasy Impact: It was a rough spring for Gallardo, appearing in four games (13 IP) and surrendering 15 earned runs. Gallardo typically does not perform well in the spring so these four outings shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. He holds a career 3.66 ERA and SO/9 of 8.2. Gallardo's ECR is currently 404 and he should be someone you take a flyer on in deeper leagues.


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Yovani Gallardo did not have his best stuff today against the Phillies. The right hander worked 2 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and five earned runs (three HR). The Orioles did manage to come back and win the game 8-7.

Fantasy Impact: This is now two starts for Gallardo this spring that have not gone well. Currently Gallardo is sporting a 16.62 ERA. Opening Day is only a few weeks away so Gallardo better start getting into some type of grove if he is going to make an impact for the Orioles and for fantasy teams. Gallardo currently has an ECR of 394.


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Yovani Gallardo took the mound for the first time as an Oriole today against the Phillies. Gallardo pitched two innings, gave up four hits (one HR), three earned runs, and struck out no one. Gallardo took the loss today as the Orioles were defeated 8-4.

Fantasy Impact: This was Gallardo's first action of the spring, so an outing like this was not surprising. Gallardo typically does not pitch well during spring training; he has a career spring training ERA of 4.70 in 151.1 innings. Do not be surprised to see outings like this sprinkled in from time-to-time as he gets himself ready of the regular season. Gallardo is currently ranked 108 amongst SPs and has an ERC of 411 overall. The Orioles are projecting Gallardo as their #2 behind Chris Tillman.


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Yovani Gallardo agrees to a two year deal with an option after concerns came up during his physical with the Orioles. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The fantasy impact does not change much from previous Fantasy Pros reports. Keep in mind that Gallardo will be facing the AL East on a regular basis.


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The agreement between free agent SP Yovani Gallardo and the Orioles has hit a snag due to medical concerns involving Gallardo's throwing shoulder. As a result, the O's are expected to attempt to restructure the agreement. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't expected to be resolved quickly. It's important to remember that you should never assume a deal is done involving the Orioles until AFTER the physical, considering the strict nature of their exams and the number of deals that have fallen through over the years. Gallardo is viewed as one of the more durable pitchers, and his camp could very well become frustrated by the O's in this situation. Still, Baltimore would seem to hold some leverage considering Spring Training has started and there were no other known offers for Gallardo in the range of what the O's extended. Whatever the case, it doesn't appear that Gallardo will be active in O's camp anytime soon.


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Yovani Gallardo signed a three-year/35-million dollar contract with the Orioles. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Yovani Gallardo has not been the near-ace that he once was with the Brewers, as he posted his lowest K/9 of his career in 2015 (5.91) with the Rangers. However, while the Ks were down, Gallardo did post his lowest ERA for a full MLB season (3.42), though his WHIP was the highest in his career (1.42). Gallardo moves to another hitter's park (Baltimore's Camden Yards), meaning his overall numbers are not likely to rebound, and if his Ks do not recover he will not be a worthwhile starter in much more than deep mixed or AL-Only formats. He may have #2 upside, but be cautious on draft day, as there is plenty of downside with the new Orioles pitcher.


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The Orioles expect they will be able to sign both free agents Yovani Gallardo and OF Dexter Fowler. (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo was solid for the Rangers last season, once again providing north of 180 innings with an ERA in the mid 3.00s. He's been a dependable veteran arm for some time, and the O's are said to appreciate his ability to keep balls in play on the ground. He would give the team five projected right-handed starters for their Opening Day rotation.


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Yovani Gallardo allowed nine hits and two runs over 5.1 innings of work to earn his 13th win of the season in the Rangers 6-2 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday. Gallardo walked one and struck out five on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo continues to tax the bullpen with short starts. Manager Jeff Bannister wants to limit the veteran to around 80 pitches, but let him extend to 90 tonight. Still, 90 pitches in just 5.1 innings shows a bit of inefficiency on Gallardo's part.


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Yovani Gallardo tossed 5.1 innings of shutout ball, and three relievers combined to preserve the whitewash in the Rangers 3-0 victory over Seattle on Monday. Gallardo allowed five hits while walking two and striking out four to raise his season record to 12-9.

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers have a history of misfiring on their acquisitions of NL pitchers, but the Gallardo move has been a success story. Gallardo has been rock solid most of the season and has lowered his ERA to 3.16.


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The Texas Rangers needed Yovani Gallardo to come up big to avoid being swept at home by the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays, and the veteran did just that, allowing only three hits over 5.1 innings in the Rangers 4-1 win Thursday. Gallardo threw 101 pitches in that short span of innings, walking three and striking out two in seeing his record improve to 11-9.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo was once again effectively wild. Throwing 101 pitches in just over five innings is usually a recipe for disaster, but Gallardo was able to temper a fearsome Blue Jays lineup. It was another outstanding start in the month of August for Gallardo.


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After a miserable July that saw Gallardo go 0-3 with a 5.46 ERA in six starts, the month of August has been much kinder. Gallardo won for the third time in four starts (a no-decision vs. Twins on Aug. 11) in leading Texas to a 5-3 win over Detroit today. Gallardo (10-9) went six scoreless innings, scattering eight hits while walking one and striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers almost let the game get away from them in the ninth inning. With the score 5-0, reliever Sam Dyson allowed a pair of base runners with two out, and former Ranger Ian Kinsler blasted a three-run homer off of closer Shawn Tolleson. Tolleson was then able to record the final out to preserve the victory.


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Yovani Gallardo gave up 11 hits in just 5.1 innings of work, but was able to limit Tampa Bay to just three runs in the Rangers 5-3 win Sunday. Gallardo (9-9) walked one and struck out five on the day.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo found himself in trouble on several occasions, but was able to get out of most of the jams with limited damage. He has been, as expected, a solid No. 2-3 starter for the Rangers this year.


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Yovani Gallardo allowed just two hits over 5.2 innings, but the Rangers bullpen couldn't hold the lead as Minnesota rallied for a 3-2 win tonight.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo walked three and struck out only one on the night, but still left with his team leading 2-0. Unfortunately, new arrival Jake Diekman gave up the tying runs in the eighth inning, and Spencer Patton surrendered the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.


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Yovani Gallardo once again struggled with his command, but was good enough to pick up his first victory since June 27 as the Rangers defeated the Astros 4-3 on Tuesday. Gallardo threw 98 pitches to get through five innings, allowing just four hits and three runs, while walking two and striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: The base-on-balls numbers don't reflect it, but the command that Gallardo displayed earlier in the season has been missing of late. Of the 98 pitches he threw tonight, only 56 were strikes. Nevertheless, he improved to 8-9 on the season, and got the Rangers back to the .500 mark.


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With trade rumors swirling, Rangers pitcher Yovani Gallardo struggled in his start against the Los Angeles Angels today. Gallardo surrendered eight hits and five earned runs in just four innings of work against the first-place Halos. He struck out three and walked three on the day.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo, a native of Texas, has made it clear he wants to stay with the Rangers. Texas began the series trailing the Angels by 8.5 games. A successful series for Texas might make them think twice about trading the talented Gallardo.


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Yovani Gallardo lasted just four innings today, allowing seven hits and five runs while walking three in the Rangers 10-0 loss to Houston.

Fantasy Impact: This was easily the worst performance by Gallardo in a long time as he struggled with his command the entire time. The right-hander threw 93 pitches in just the four innings of work, and recorded only one strikeout on the day. Owners should hope that it's just a hiccup in what has been otherwise a very solid season for Gallardo.


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Yovani Gallardo pitched well enough to win his eighth game of the year. Unfortunately, the punchless Rangers offense was no help in today's 2-1 loss to the Padres. Gallardo allowed six hits and one run over 5.2 innings, but left after throwing 99 pitches as he struggled at times with his control.

Fantasy Impact: It was another solid, though slightly uneven performance, by Gallardo. The Rangers have a lot of "big names" in their lineup, but none of them sans Prince Fielder at performing up to expectations. Gallardo has already been mentioned in trade rumors, so it will be interesting to see the direction the team takes after the All-Star break.


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All good things must come to an end, and for Yovani Gallardo, the end came after 33.1 consecutive innings of scoreless baseball. Arizona's Jake Lamb smacked a two-run single in the fifth inning ending the streak, and the Diamondbacks went on to take game one of the series 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo has been as good as anyone over the last month, but if the Rangers offense can't start scoring more than two runs per game, it wouldn't matter if Cy Young was pitching. The Rangers managed just four hits on the day, and are finding themselves sinking quickly in the AL West.


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Yovani Gallardo continued his amazing run today with six more innings of shutout ball in the Rangers 2-0 blanking of the Orioles. Gallardo extended his current scoreless streak to 29 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits while walking three and striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last seven starts, Gallardo is 3-0 with a ridiculous 0.60 ERA allowing just 26 hits over 45.1 innings. He is pitching not only like the ace of the staff, but as one of the top pitchers in the AL. His season ERA is sitting at 2.72, nearly a full run lower than the lowest season ERA of his career (3.51 in 2014). Owners might want to sell high at this point.


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Yovani Gallardo looked every bit the ace on Saturday. Proving once again that great pitching can slow down any offense. He went 8 1/3 innings giving up just three hits, two walks, and four punch outs while collecting the win.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo is now 4-0 in his last seven starts, lowering his ERA to 2.72 in the process. Shutting out the Blue Jays is no small feat, Gallardo is clearly on a roll right now. This may be the perfect time for Fantasy owners to trade Gallardo as his value is as high as it's gonna get.


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Since losing to the Red Sox on May 19, Yovani Gallardo has been every bit the pitcher the Rangers hoped they were getting when they acquired him via trade from the Milwaukee Brewers in January. Over the course of his last six starts, he is 3-0, lowering his ERA from 4.26 to 2.98 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It is hard to not start a player who is on a run like the one Gallardo is currently, however the Toronto Blue Jays are just a different animal this year. If you have owned Gallardo through his current streak, you aregoing to start him, but look elsewhere in daily leagues. There isn't a pitcher in all of Major League Baseball that wants to face Toronto in the Rogers Centre right now and it would be wise to steer clear of Gallardo.


Yovani Gallardo allowed just five hits and no runs, but managed to go only five innings in the Rangers 3-2 extra inning loss to the Chicago White Sox today. Gallardo walked one and struck out three, but needed 98 pitches to get through his five innings of work as he frequently fell behind in the count.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo has been outstanding of late and despite today's short outing, it's hard to argue fantasy-wise with five innings of scoreless baseball. Gallardo left the game with a slim 1-0 lead, but the pale hose got to Ross Detwiler for a pair of runs to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth, thus denying Gallardo a chance for the victory.


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Yovani Gallardo shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers over seven innings today to lead the Texas Rangers to a 4-1 win. Gallardo was magnificent, scattering four hits and three walks, while striking out four. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This was the 11th straight quality start by the Rangers rotation (who would have predicted that?) and Gallardo's fifth straight solid effort. Over his last five starts covering 32 innings, Gallardo has allowed just 20 hits and five earned runs.


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Tough luck for Yovani Gallardo

Thu, Jun 11th 1:35am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Yovani Gallardo held the Oakland A's to just five hits and two runs over the first seven innings, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead as the Rangers fell 5-4 tonight. Gallardo was outstanding, walking just one while striking out 10 on the night. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Keone Kela ended up taking the loss as he allowed a couple of hits and a run-scoring fielder's choice grounder by Josh Reddick. Meanwhile, Gallardo was impressive again and lowered his ERA to 3.45 on the season.


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Solid outing for Yovani Gallardo

Fri, Jun 5th 1:35am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Yovani Gallardo tossed six innings of three-hit ball, but was long gone by the time the Rangers defeated the White Sox 2-1 in 11 innings tonight. Gallardo allowed just an unearned run while walking two and striking out four. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: If Gallardo could just be a little more consistent with his performances, the Rangers could stay in the AL West race. Over his last three outings totaling 18 innings, Gallardo has allowed just three earned runs. He remains 5-6 and lowered his ERA to 3.54.


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Yovani Gallardo allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits in six innings against the Red Sox. He also walked three and struckout five in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo is having a nice run against the AL East right now, winning back-to-back games, both for quality starts. The walks are still somewhat of an issue, but he's getting outs when needed, and the Ks are helping. Keep Gallardo active in AL-Only and deeper mixed leagues while he's hot.


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Yovani Gallardo allowed two earned runs on four hits in six innings against the Yankees on Sunday. He also walked one and struckout six in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice bounce back for Gallardo after giving up ten hits against Boston his last time out. The two runs were given up in the first inning, but after that Gallardo settled down and cruised through the next five. He's not the pitcher he once was, and this was the only game with more than three K's in a month, so AL-Only owners should be the only ones utilizing Gallardo's services.


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Yovani Gallardo went 5.1 innings, allowing just three hits, but four runs (three earned) in the Rangers 8-2 loss to Tampa Bay tonight. The loss ended the Rangers modest four game win streak. Gallardo walked two and struck out three in watching his record fall to 2-5.

Fantasy Impact: What you see is what you get with Gallardo. He will give you a strong outing one week, then look unimpressive the next time out.


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Yovani Gallardo allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Athletics on Sunday. He also had one strikeout and four walks in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: It may have technically been a quality start for Gallardo, but it wasn't pretty, and that was his third straight allowing at least three runs. The strikeouts weren't even there to soften the blow for fantasy owners in this game, as Gallardo is solidly in AL-Only territory at this point. Enjoy the Ks on most outings, but beware of the bad WHIP and middling ERA that follow.


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Yovani Gallardo allowed three hits and three runs over six innings of work in the Rangers 3-1 loss to Seattle tonight. Gallardo walked three and struck out five in watching his record fall to 2-3.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo wasn't perfect, but he kept his team in the game and gave them a chance to win. Unfortunately, the anemic offense could manage only an unearned run off of Taijuan Walker and three relievers.


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So-so outing dooms Yovani Gallardo

Thu, Apr 23rd 1:06am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Yovani Gallardo allowed six hits and five runs over five innings of work as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Rangers tonight 8-5. Gallardo walked one and struck out six on the night.

Fantasy Impact: It certainly wasn't a great outing by Gallardo, but it wasn't as bad as it looked either. Only three of the runs were earned and he did record six K's in five innings. But for the ordained "ace" of the staff due to injuries to Yu Darvish and Derek Holland, Gallardo has to be more effective.


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Yovani Gallardo limited the Seattle Mariners to six hits over six innings of work tonight in leading the Texas Rangers to a 3-1 victory. Gallardo walked two and struck out three in improving his record to 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: This was by far Gallardo's strongest effort of the season, pitching six scoreless innings on the road against a very good ballclub. With Yu Darvish and Derek Holland both on the shelf, the Rangers need more of these kind of outings from Gallardo going forward.


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Yovani Gallardo allowed eight hits and two runs in 5.2 innings of work to earn the win in the Rangers 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros today. Gallardo walked one and struck out seven to earn his first victory in a Rangers uniform.

Fantasy Impact: With Yu Darvish done for the season and now Derek Holland on the 60-day disabled list, Gallardo is the "ace" of the staff whether he wants to be or not. Facing that kind of pressure, the veteran came through with a solid outing against a decent Astros lineup. The Rangers will need him to be a rock the rest of the season if they are to have any chance of competing.


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Yovani Gallardo will take the mound Monday in the season opener for the Texas Rangers against the Oakland A's. Last year for Milwaukee, Gallardo went 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA. In 192.1 innings of work, Gallardo walked 54 and struck out 146. Monday will mark the sixth straight Opening Day start for Gallardo. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The starting pitcher for the season opener, of course, was supposed to be Yu Darvish. But with Darvish out for the season, and Derek Holland slated to start the home opener, the newly acquired Gallardo will take the hill. Rangers fans, and fantasy players that drafted him, can only hope he performs better than he did this spring where he went 0-2 with a 10.13 ERA, walking six and striking out seven.


Yovani Gallardo, the Rangers Opening Day starter, tossed three innings in relief of Colby Lewis today, allowing four hits and two runs while throwing 49 pitches.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo's spring ERA actually dropped to 10.13 with this outing, but that can be of little comfort to Rangers fans. Without Yu Darvish, the Rangers rotation is looking particularly vulnerable as Gallardo and Lewis have been mostly awful this spring. At least the rest of the rotation - Derek Holland (4.32), Ross Detwiler (4.15) and Nick Martinez (4.20) have ERA's that are certainly not great, but acceptable.


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Yovani Gallardo pitched in relief on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies and it was a rough outing. He lasted 3 innings giving up 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out one.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo has been getting rocked for the entire spring. He now has an ERA at 11.32 through 10 innings. He is tabbed as the Opening Day starter for the Rangers and they hope he can settle in. The potential to be a high-end starter has always been there for Gallardo but he has to get back on track and soon.


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Yovani Gallardo allowed one run and four hits over four innings of work today in the Rangers 11-11 tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gallardo struck out three and walked two in his second start of the spring. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Today's performance was a far cry from Gallardo's Rangers debut when he gave up six hits and four runs in just 1 2/3 innings against the Royals. With Yu Darvish out for the season, the Rangers will be counting on Gallardo to be a solid No. 2 in the rotation.


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Yovani Gallardo

Mon, Mar 16th 11:25pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

After a rough first start, Yovani Gallardo will get his second start of the spring on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo had a rough go of it in his Rangers debut, allowing six hits and four runs to the Kansas City Royals in just 1 2/3 innings. With Yu Darvish out for the season, Gallardo becomes the No. 2 guy in the rotation so it's important that he starts performing like one.


In 1.2 innings Yovani Gallardo gave up 6 hits and 4 runs while striking out 1. (Source: Jeff Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Wilson described the defensive situation as "dicey." Some of the runs can be chalked up to the poor defense but you shouldn't worry about it too much. In his career he has been good for a 3.50 ERA, and he should be good for about the same in 2015.


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Yovani Gallardo was traded to the Texas Rangers on Monday for right-handers Corey Knebel, Marcus Diplan, and shortstop Luis Sardinas. Gallardo, originally from the DFW area, went 8-11 last season with a 3.51 ERA, his lowest since 2008. Gallardo joins a Rangers staff that was decimated by injuries last season. Matt Harrison, Martin Perez, Holland, and Darvish all spent extended time on the disabled list in 2014. Gallardo will make $13 million this season, with the Brewers on the hook for $4 of it. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo had a nice season in Milwaukee last year where he tossed 192.1 innings. His strikeout numbers have steadily decreased since 2009, but so have his walks. In fact, Gallardo had a 2.70 strikeout to walk ratio last season, his highest since 2011. The Rangers are landing a solid top-of-the-rotation starter, but are fantasy owners? Texas is well-known for being a hitter's park, but if Gallardo can keep the ball in the park, he should be due for another stellar season. Since 2009, Gallardo hasn't thrown fewer than 180 innings, and if the Rangers plan on getting back to the playoffs, they will be depending on him to toss that many again.


This time the rumors were true as the Texas Rangers made their first big move of the off-season, acquiring Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo for three prospects. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo is a workhorse who will fit nicely into the Rangers rotation behind Yu Darvish and Derek Holland. The soon-to-be 29 year-old has hurled at least 180 innings over each of the last six seasons and enters the 2015 campaign with a career mark of 89-64. Gallardo was just 8-11 last year, but posted a career-low 3.51 ERA. No longer the power pitcher he once was, Gallardo still averaged nearly seven strikeouts per nine innings last year. The move to the American League, and to Rangers Ballpark, might inflate some of his numbers, but he should be a solid 3-4 starter for your fantasy team.


According to The Dallas Morning News, Fox Sports News and, the Texas Rangers are on the verge of completing a deal to acquire Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo in exchange for prospects. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rangers GM Jon Daniels has said that acquiring another starting pitcher was a priority, and Gallardo fits the bill better than a Cole Hamels or Max Scherzer financially. Gallardo, 29, is due $13 million this year and will become a free agent at the end of the season. That would give him strong incentive to have a solid season, and would give the Rangers the chance to evaluate him at a fairly reasonable price tag. Gallardo has thrown 180+ innings in each of six consecutive seasons, posting an 8-11 mark with a career-best 3.51 ERA in 2014. His strikeout ratio was down to a career-low 6.8 per nine innings last season, however, so his value to the team might be greater in reality than in fantasy.