Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
1 week ago

Gallardo signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

After being released twice already this season, the veteran hurler will return to Texas after spending the 2015 season with them. Gallardo is expected to report to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, but he could head to the big leagues if an injury strikes the rotation or the bullpen depending on how the Rangers opt to use him.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
1 week ago

Gallardo cleared waivers and became a free agent Thursday after rejecting an outright assignment.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran hurler was designated for assignment Tuesday, and in an unsurprising development, decided to test the open market instead of heading to the minors. Gallardo will now likely wait for a major-league deal to come his way, though his above-5.00 ERA the past three years hardly makes him an attractive commodity.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
2 weeks ago

Gallardo was designated for assignment by the Reds on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo was absolutely shelled in his first two appearances for Cincinnati, so the Reds will simply remove him from the 40-man roster to make room for younger, higher-upside arms. The veteran will now be exposed to waivers, though it's hard to see him getting claimed by any teams given his recent struggles. To replace him in the big leagues, Tanner Rainey was called up from Triple-A.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
3 weeks ago

Gallardo gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in his Reds debut Sunday against the Nats.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo turned a two-run deficit in the seventh inning into a four-run gulf, too much for the Reds to overcome even as they rallied in the eighth and ninth innings. Right now he's working out of the bullpen, and with Brandon Finnegan due back in a week, he may stay in that capacity.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
3 weeks ago

Gallardo signed a one-year major-league deal with the Reds on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He was unable to make the Brewers' Opening Day roster, but the Reds were willing to give the veteran righty a guaranteed deal. Gallardo will presumably enter Cincinnati's rotation in the coming days, but he will be there for quantity, not quality. His ERA has been well above 5.00 in over 100 innings in each of the last two seasons.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
4 weeks ago

Gallardo was released by the Brewers on Monday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo will hit the open market after failing to secure a spot in the Brewers' Opening Day bullpen. The veteran right-hander struggled to a 5.72 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 28 appearances in 2017, so he'll likely be forced to settle for a minor-league deal wherever he lands.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
1 month ago

Gallardo was informed that he will be released by the Brewers after not making the Opening Day roster, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo was angling to earn a spot on the team in the bullpen, but the organization decided to go another direction and cut loose the former Brewer. He will look to latch on with a new club on a minor-league deal in the near future after starting 22 games for the Mariners last season. Over 28 total appearances in 2017, he logged a 5.72 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with a 94:60 K:BB in 130.2 innings.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
1 month ago

Gallardo will be looked at in a relief role for the remainder of spring training, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo was battling for one of the Brewers' final rotation spots in camp, but a 6.75 ERA, 2.13 WHIP and 8:8 K:BB across 8.0 innings of Cactus League work prompted the Brewers to shift the 32-year-old to a relief role. He posted a 1.69 ERA over 16 relief innings for the Mariners last season. Gallardo will need to impress throughout the remainder of spring training if he wants to break camp with the Brewers.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
3 months ago

During the Brewers' annual winter fan festival, manager Craig Counsell said Gallardo will compete for a spot in the team's Opening Day starting rotation, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Assuming the Brewers don't add any additional pitching help via trade or free agency before the start of the season, Gallardo will get a chance to compete with the likes of Brent Suter, Brandon Woodruff, Junior Guerra and Aaron Wilkerson for one of the team's final two rotation spots. He struggled as a starter over the past two seasons ( 5.84 ERA in 55 starts), so if he's unable to lock down a rotation spot in spring, Gallardo would likely wind up in the bullpen. He posted a 1.69 ERA across 16 innings of relief with the Mariners in 2017.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
4 months ago

Gallardo agreed to a contract with the Brewers on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo will return to the team that drafted him in the second round back in 2004 after the Mariners declined to exercise his $13 million club option for 2018. It's been a rough couple of years for the veteran hurler, as he's turned in a combined 5.57 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 179:121 K:BB over the past two seasons (248.2 innings) with Baltimore and Seattle, respectively. He did turn in a respectable 1.69 ERA over 16 relief innings after being shifted to the bullpen last season, though it remains unclear what role the Brewers plan to utilize him in next year. Either way, given his declining strikeout rate, he doesn't figure to hold much, if any, fantasy value in 2018.