Yovani Gallardo
SP SEA
2 days ago

Gallardo, the Mariners' fifth starter, will open Monday's Cactus League matchup versus the Royals, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old righty will begin his quest to put last season, the worst of his 10-year major league career, behind him. Gallardo battled shoulder problems and biceps tendinitis on his way to a career-worst 5.42 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in what was his sole Orioles campaign. Now reportedly at full health after an offseason of targeted strengthening exercises for his scapula, the veteran could serve as an innings-eating, better-than-average option at the back end of the 2017 rotation.

Yovani Gallardo
SP SEA
4 days ago

Gallardo, who battled shoulder problems last season and failed to make 30 starts for the first time since 2008, is fully healthy and excited about his new team heading into spring training, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran workhorse got matters started off on the wrong foot last season and never fully recovered. After a solid 13-11 season in Texas in 2015, Gallardo was nevertheless in limbo last offseason due to the fact that he his free-agent status came saddled with a qualifying offer, meaning the club that signed him would be surrendering a first-round pick. By the time the Orioles finally came calling, spring training was already a week old, leaving Gallardo behind the rest of the pitchers in terms of preparation. Concerns about his shoulder that arose during his physical also caused Baltimore to reduce its original offer and forebode future health issues. The 30-year-old righty eventually had to go on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis after experiencing shoulder tightness before the fourth start of the season, and finished with a 6-8 record and career-high 5.42 ERA over 23 starts. Gallardo's control, never stellar, deteriorated to a new low, as his 4.65 BB/9 was the worst of his career, while his 67.8 percent strand rate and 1.22 HR/9 also represented his poorest figures in those categories. Determined to put last season's failures behind him in his new setting, Gallardo altered his offseason routine to focus more on strengthening his shoulder and reported feeling "really good" after throwing his initial bullpen session last Thursday, a performance in which drew the praise of general manager Jerry DiPoto for the way Gallardo was hitting his spots.

Yovani Gallardo
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Gallardo will pitch for Team Mexico in this year's World Baseball Classic, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander, who joined the Mariners via trade on Jan. 6, will be making his second WBC appearance after having participated in the 2013 edition of the tournament. Gallardo currently slots in as Seattle's fifth starter and will try to bounce back from the career-high 5.42 ERA and mediocre 6-8 record he posted in Baltimore in 2016.

Yovani Gallardo
SP SEA
2 months ago

Gallardo was traded to the Mariners along with cash considerations for Seth Smith on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo struggled immensely in what turned out to be his only year in Baltimore, posting a career-worst 5.42 ERA and missing May and most of June with a shoulder injury. If the shoulder problem is the prime reason behind his struggles, he could be a solid bounceback candidate for Seattle, but his ceiling is likely low enough that the risk doesn't make him worth it for most fantasy leagues. The 30-year-old's career-high ERA for a qualified season is 3.42 and he hasn't posted a strikeout rate north of eight per nine innings since 2012. He is likely to land in the rotation, but could see some competition from Ariel Miranda, Nate Karns, and Rob Whalen during spring training.

Yovani Gallardo
SP SEA
5 months ago

Gallardo (6-8) gave up an earned run on two hits and four walks over six innings in Friday's 8-1 victory over the Yankees. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo thus wraps up his up-and-down season with a pair of strong starts, giving up only three earned runs over the 12 innings encompassing his last pair of appearances. The veteran posted three quality starts over his last five trips to the mound, but wraps up the 2016 campaign with his second losing season in the last three, as well as a career-high 1.58 WHIP and 5.42 ERA.

Yovani Gallardo
SP SEA
5 months ago

Gallardo didn't factor into the decision Friday versus the D-backs, giving up two earned runs on six hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty bounced back with a strong effort after getting blasted by the Rays in his last start to the tune of six earned runs on seven hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. The outing was only Gallardo's third quality start in his last seven trips to the mound, and he's also dropped five of his last six decisions. The 30-year-old will try to finish a difficult 2016 with a victory against the Yankees next Friday.

Yovani Gallardo
SP SEA
5 months ago

Gallardo (5-8) was hammered over 3.1 innings in Thursday's loss to the Rays. He allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven.

EDGE Analysis

While Gallardo has struggled this season, his biggest problem has been escaping the first inning unscathed. Thursday was no exception. The righty allowed a homer in the first for the fourth straight start and has allowed 21 runs in the first inning in his 21 starts. It's 10 more runs than he's allowed in any other inning this year. Gallardo will look to rebound when he makes his next start against Boston on Wednesday.

Yovani Gallardo
SP SEA
6 months ago

Gallardo (5-7) tossed five innings against the Rays on Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk while striking out five and earning the win.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo kept the Rays in check Tuesday, and rode a six-run Orioles fourth inning to his fifth victory of the season. Gallardo isn't the strikeout artist he once was, with just 75 strikeouts over 20 starts on the year, but he managed a strikeout an inning Tuesday. With a 5.44 ERA and 1.60 WHIP, Gallardo remains a risky play going forward.

Yovani Gallardo
SP SEA
6 months ago

Gallardo (4-7) threw six innings of three-run ball while allowing five hits and two walks Wednesday against the Blue Jays, but received the loss. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo bounced back from a brutal start his last time out where he didn't make it out of the second inning. Yet he was outdone by Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez on Wednesday, who allowed just one run over his six innings. Gallardo lowered his ERA to 5.62 with the start, but still holds a miserable 1.62 WHIP and a 65:52 K:BB ratio. Despite the solid outing and Orioles' powerful offense, Gallardo remains a high-risk play moving forward.

Yovani Gallardo
SP SEA
6 months ago

Gallardo (4-6) gave up eight runs (seven earned) on six hits and a walk over 1.1 innings in Friday's 14-4 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander was beat up early and often by a resurgent Yankees offense, beginning with a two-run homer by Mark Teixeira in the first inning. Gallardo has now dropped three straight decisions, although Friday's outing was easily his worst of that trio of starts. He'll look to turn things around against another tough draw in the Blue Jays next Wednesday.