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Gallardo will take the hill in Oakland on Opening Day, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

With Yu Darvish (elbow) out for the season, Gallardo and Derek Holland were the two candidates to start Opening Day. Holland will presumably pitch the second game of the season, with Colby Lewis going third and Ross Detwiler fourth. The fifth spot is still up for grabs between Nick Tepesch, Nick Martinez, and possibly Anthony Ranaudo and Lisalverto Bonilla.

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Gallardo was traded to the Rangers on Monday in exchange for three prospects, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Gallardo will head to Texas after spending his entire professional career with the Brewers. He won just eight games in 2014, but the 3.51 ERA he posted was his best over the course of a full season. He will slot in as either the second or third starter in the Rangers' rotatoin behind Yu Darvish and/or Derek Holland.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 2 Months

Gallardo is expected to be traded to the Rangers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Although the deal isn't official, it is believed to be on the verge of becoming the case. What the Brewers will be getting in return for the 29-year-old, but the Rangers will add another veteran arm to their starting rotation. Gallardo is set to make $13 million in 2015, coming off a season which he finished with a 8-11 record, posting a 3.51 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, striking out 146 over 192.1 innings. He is set to become a free agent following the 2015 season, but the Rangers could attempt to extend his contract during the season if the trade does come to fruition.

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The Brewers have exercised Gallardo's 2015 club option, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.

He will earn $13 million, and will then become a free agent after the 2015 season. He lacks significant upside at this point in his career, but he can be a nice piece in the middle of a fantasy rotation, as he has proven to be very durable, and has a posted sub-4.00 ERA in all but one of his eight seasons.

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The Brewers will likely exercise Yovani Gallardo's $13 million option for 2015, CBS Sports reports.

Gallardo has been a relatively consistent mid-3.00 ERA pitcher throughout his career, and 2014 was no exception (3.51 ERA). His strikeout numbers have dipped over the past two seasons to well under one strikeout per inning pitched, but he has managed to adjust to a drop in velocity to continue to have success. The team has the other four starting pitchers from this season still under contract, so exercising the option on Gallardo would likely mean the Brewers will have a similar rotation in 2015.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 6 Months

Gallardo took the loss in his final start of 2014, giving up five runs (three earned) on 10 hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings against Cincinnati on Thursday.

Gallardo finishes the season with just eight wins despite a career best 3.51 across 32 starts.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 6 Months

Gallardo was brilliant Friday night, as he limited the Pirates to five hits and a walk while racking up 11 strikeouts across seven scoreless innings.

Though the Brewers' bullpen squandered this outstanding effort from Gallardo, he deserves tremendous props for a clutch performance of this caliber. After struggling through his first couple of starts in September, the 28-year-old righty has put up back-to-back solid outings and will be in search of another one Thursday afternoon in Cincinnati.

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Gallardo lasted only 3.2 innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins while coughing up six runs (five earned) on nine hits with two walks and three home runs.

Gallardo falls to 8-9 on the season after back-to-back stinkers. The veteran right-hander has allowed 10 runs over 8.2 innings (10.38 ERA) so far in September. He will pitch at home versus Cincinnati on Saturday unless the Brewers keep Jimmy Nelson in a six-man rotation in which case Gallardo would throw Sunday.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 7 Months

Gallardo struggled mightily Tuesday, giving up seven runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings against the Cubs.

It was an uncharacteristically horrible outing for Gallardo at the worst possible time for the Brewers, who have now lost seven straight. The five earned runs Gallard surrendered Tuesday equaled the total he had given up in his previous four starts combined, so there's reason to believe he'll offer a better performance his next time out, Monday at home against the Marlins.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 7 Months

Gallardo hurled six scoreless innings Wednesday in versus the Padres, allowing three hits and three walks in a no-decision.

Gallardo came into the game four strikeouts shy of Ben Sheets' franchise record of 1,202, but didn't fan a single batter for the first time in is big league career. The right-hander wasn't very economical with his pitches, needing 109 to get through six innings and throwing only 65 for strikes. Gallardo ends August with a 2-2 record, 2.70 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 17:11 K:BB ratio over 30 innings for the month. He faces the Cubs on the road Tuesday.