Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
2 weeks ago

Gallardo will become a free agent after the Mariners declined to exercise his $13 million club option for 2018, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't all too surprising, given the amount of money Gallardo was owed coupled with his unsightly 5.72 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 22 starts (130.2 innings) last season. He may need to settle for a 'prove-it' deal given his recent drop off in performance; Gallardo has a combined 5.57 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over the past two seasons after posting a combined 3.66 ERA across his first nine big league campaigns. Still, he's expected to find work elsewhere given his previous success as a major-league starter.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
2 months ago

Gallardo allowed two earned runs on four hits and two walks over 3.2 innings in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Astros. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Shifted back to the bullpen on Sept. 5 for scenarios such as Friday's -- when returning starter James Paxton (pectoral) only lasted 1.1 innings -- Gallardo faltered, allowing RBI singles to Josh Reddick and Cameron Maybin. The veteran right-hander had worked a scoreless inning in his bullpen return last Sunday, but he'll likely be deployed in a multi-inning capacity more often than not for what's left of the regular season.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
2 months ago

Gallardo has been removed from the starting rotation and shifted to a bullpen role, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

EDGE Analysis

He'll no longer make his scheduled start over the weekend; Andrew Moore will step into the rotation Wednesday, pushing Mike Leake back to start in Gallardo's place Friday. This isn't all too surprising, as the 31-year-old struggled to a 6.23 ERA across eight starts since rejoining the rotation July 23. He'll serve in a long relief role for the Mariners down the stretch.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
3 months ago

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Sunday that Gallardo isn't certain to remain in the rotation ahead of his next schedule start against the Angels next weekend, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since returning to the rotation July 23, Gallardo has been hit hard more often than not, as his 6.23 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over that span illustrates. His poor outing Saturday against the Athletics may have been the final straw, as Gallardo lasted just three innings and gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in a no decision. Meanwhile, Marco Gonzales, who had recently been ousted from the rotation following the acquisition of Mike Leake, fired four scoreless innings in long relief, perhaps making Servais eager to give Gonzales another look in a starting role. The Mariners are expect to reach a decision on Gallardo's status as a starter within the next couple of days.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
3 months ago

Gallardo gave up two runs on five hits -- including two home runs -- and two walks while striking out two over three innings in a no-decision against the A's on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old needed 80 pitches to record nine outs. He one again gave up multiple home runs -- he's served up multiple homers in five of his last eight outings -- lifting his ERA to 5.79. That would rank as the third-worst mark among starters if Gallardo had enough innings to qualify (he spent a couple weeks in the bullpen in June). Assuming he stays in the rotation, Gallardo will face the Angels his next time out.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
3 months ago

Gallardo (5-9) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks over 6.1 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo's season-long struggles continued Sunday, as two of the five hits he gave up were home runs. Coming off Sunday's outing, his ERA is now sitting at 5.75. Hard times could continue for Gallardo, as his next start is set to come Saturday in New York against a hard-hitting Yankees club.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
3 months ago

Gallardo (5-8) served up eight runs on nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts over four innings in taking the loss Monday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo has now failed to complete five innings in consecutive starts and hasn't completed the sixth since June 12 against Minnesota, a 10-start stretch. He had a decent 3.96 ERA in that stretch, but just a 22:16 K:BB. The floodgates finally opened Monday night, as Gallardo got touched up for a pair of home runs, including a Manny Machado grand slam. Gallardo's ERA is now a lofty 5.84 following the disaster.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
3 months ago

Gallardo allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over 4.1 innings in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Despite carrying a 6-2 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning, Gallardo ran his pitch count up to 94 (55 strikes) before an RBI double by Jed Lowrie chased him from the game and denied him the win. The veteran righty hasn't completed six innings in a start since mid-June, making him a risky fantasy play heading into Monday's home start against the Orioles.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
4 months ago

Gallardo (5-7) gave up three runs on three hits and three walks over five inning during Thursday's loss to the Royals. He struck out one and did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo did well pitching to soft contact in the first four frames, but had his luck run out in the fifth inning as he served up a two-run blast to Brandon Moss. The 31-year-old was able to retire the next three batters but was then lifted from the game after five innings pitched. Gallardo will look to pick up his first quality start since June 12 when he takes on the Athletics next Wednesday.

Yovani Gallardo
SP FA
4 months ago

Gallardo (5-7) allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out two across 5.2 innings to earn the win Saturday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Gallardo held the Mets scoreless through five innings, and he outdueled Jacob deGrom to earn his fifth victory of the campaign. Although he's spent time in both the Mariners' rotation and bullpen, his 5.34 ERA and 1.47 WHIP make him a difficult pitcher to trust in fantasy lineups. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Royals.