Rangers officially tab Gallardo as the opening day starter

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Yovani Gallardo has been tabbed to start the Texas Rangers' season opener. New manager Jeff Banister on Thursday officially named Gallardo the starter for the April 6 opener at Oakland. The move had been expected with Yu Darvish out for the season after ligament-replacement elbow surgery, and left-hander Derek Holland likely starting the April 10 home opener...
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Yovani Gallardo: The Next Man Up

The Texas Rangers announced today that Yovani Gallardo will start Opening Day against the Oakland A’s on April 6th. Gallardo officially Opening Day starter…Detwiler is in 4th spot…5th starter to be determined — TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) March 26, 2015 This news had been percolating since Rangers’ ace Yu Darvish underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this month...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gallardo selected as opening day starter for Rangers

SURRISE, Ariz. (AP) Right-hander Yovani Gallardo was selected as the opening day starter for the Texas Rangers by manager Jeff Banister on Thursday. This will be Gallardo's sixth straight opening day assignment. The previous five were with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Rangers acquired Gallardo, who went to high school in Fort Worth, in a four-player trade in January. Gallardo will...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Continue to Struggle on the Mound

Neftali Feliz #30 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Houston Astros in the top of the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 22, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) In their last six spring training exhibition games, the Texas Rangers’ pitching staff have struggled to say the least. In today’s contest against the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seager, Cruz homer against Gallardo in Mariners' win

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Yovani Gallardo allowed three-run homers to Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-0 Sunday. Seager took off Saturday because of tightness in his side. he connected in the first. Cruz, a former Ranger who entered the game with two regular-season home runs off Gallardo in his career, hit a drive off the center field batter...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers 2015 Preview: 3 up and 3 down

The 2014 campaign for the Milwaukee Brewers was thrilling–until the last month of the season, when the team completely collapsed. For 150 straight days, the Brewers had held first place in the NL Central. The starting rotation stayed healthy, the lineup was producing runs, and bullpen arms like Will Smith and Francisco Rodriguez were consistently on fire. Their 9-22 record to finish...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Spring Training Report

By Robby White Photo By Robby White 3/18/2015 In a stroke of good luck for St. Patrick’s week, Brewers Catcher Jonathon Lucroy returned to action over the previous weekend. The original timetable for Lucroy to return from a hamstring injury was 4-6 weeks and he recovered in half that time. As I have written earlier, it was a safe bet that Lucroy would return much sooner than originally...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Texas Rangers Have the League’s Worst Rotation?

With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article, which ranks MLB pitching rotations...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hometown kid Yovani Gallardo likely to start Opening Day for the Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers pitcher Yovani Gallardo stands for a portrait during the Rangers media day in Surprise, Arizona Monday March 2, 2015. (Mandatory Credit/The Dallas Morning News) Yovani Gallardo is slated to start Opening Day for the Texas Rangers after news broke out that Yu Darvish will undergo Tommy John surgery. Pitching on Opening Day will be all too familiar with Gallardo. In...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis starting Cactus opener for Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. –€“ The Texas Rangers will use a six-man rotation early in spring with Colby Lewis getting the start in Wednesday's exhibition opener against Kansas City. Texas will use Lewis, Derek Holland, Yovani Gallardo, Nick Tepesch, Ross Detwiler and Yu Darvish as its starters early. Both Lewis and Gallardo are pitching in Wednesday's game against the Royals with Lisaverto...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Correia Would Look Neat on Minor League Deal

Milwaukee traded longtime starter Yovani Gallardo for three young players in January.  The Brewers saved some money in the transaction and theoretically opened up a rotation spot for Jimmy Nelson. Unfortunately, the side effect of the Gallardo deal was that it seriously weakened the starting pitching depth for the club.  The Brewers now have question marks at the sixth starter...
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Andrew Gruman's Feb. 25 Brewers mailbag

With the full roster reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park on Wednesday with the first full-squad workout Thursday, the Milwaukee Brewers are just over a week away from kicking off Cactus League play. In our first Brewers mailbag of the season, I addressed your inquiries on a variety of subjects, including the lack of depth in the starting rotation, the trade of Yovani Gallardo and...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson hopes to continue record of sophomore-year success with Brewers

To a lot of people, it may seem like Jimmy Nelson is replacing Yovani Gallardo in Milwaukee's starting rotation. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is not one of those people. "He's not replacing Yo," Roenicke said of the right-handed Nelson. "We all are. Nelson is a guy we're going with that we expect a lot from. He's got really good make-up. He's a really aggressive guy. We're expecting...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pitching Triangle the Texas Rangers Created

Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 9, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images) Time after time hitting was always the dominant force in what drove the Texas Rangers. This upcoming season, the tables seemed to have turned. Texas seems to have a new weapon. 179 wins combined...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers' Gallardo puts on a show for friends

SAGINAW, Texas -- When Yovani Gallardo shows up in Surprise for spring training it's doubtful his first Arizona bullpen session will be able to top the one he had Sunday. Gallardo had a crowd of more than 100 people watching him throw as well as a disc jockey blaring music in the background during his throwing session at the Dynasty Baseball Academy. The academy is owned by Gallardo...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers get Value in Gallardo Trade

Cory Knebel, Relief Pitcher 2/10/2015. For Milwaukee Brewers fans, the recent trade sending Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers will generate mixed feelings. On one side of the coin, fans might wonder how the Brewers can trade a pitcher who is fifth all time in franchise history with 89 wins. Fans will also point out that Gallardo is a one time all-star and the all-time strikeout...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

'Jimmy's time': Brewers, Nelson feel pitcher is ready for rotation

MILWAUKEE -- James Shields isn't walking through the door. A surprise trade for Jordan Zimmermann is highly unlikely. Milwaukee's decision to trade Yovani Gallardo wasn't a precursor to a bigger splash. Instead, it gave the Brewers financial flexibility while providing a young pitcher an opportunity. This is Jimmy Nelson's big break. The Brewers will be counting on the 25-year-old...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Wily Peralta and the Case of the Missing Whiffs

The Milwaukee Brewers traded a mainstay of their rotation in Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers last week, as you by now are well aware. When a team trades a mainstay of its rotation, it’s natural to look to the rest of the rotation in an attempt to find who will pick up the slack. […]
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

GM Melvin: Brewers likely to add pitching, but not 'notable' starter

MILWAUKEE -- When the Milwaukee Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo to Texas, rumors immediately began swirling as to if the move was a precursor to either another trade or a free-agent signing.  Brewers general manager Doug Melvin quickly made it clear nothing major was on the horizon, as the club is ready to commit to young right-hander Jimmy Nelson as its fifth starter.  During the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: what can Yovani Gallardo bring?

The Texas Rangers rolled the dice Monday night after trading for starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo. The team traded away three minor league prospects including young shortstop Luis Sardinas. The 21-year-old did well playing for Texas hitting .313 in 125 plate appearances. The trade illustrates the confidence the Rangers have in their young farm system. Going foward the team believes...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Yovani Gallardo Is A Good Fit With The Texas Rangers

Yovani Gallardo was the Brewers Opening Day starter for 5 straight years. He now returns to Texas. The Texas Rangers introduced their new starting pitcher who figures to slot in at #2 or #3 in the Rangers rotation. Yovani Gallardo comes back to the state of Texas where he pitched in High School and even has a field named after him called “Yovani Gallardo Baseball Field”....
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers fill 2 big voids with trades for pitcher and catcher

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) After filling a big void in their rotation with a hometown starter, the Rangers have added one of the catchers who will be behind the plate for Yovani Gallardo. Texas completed its second trade in three days Wednesday, acquiring switch-hitting catcher Carlos Corporan from the AL West rival Houston Astros. ''That was our primary goal going into this offseason...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Decline of Yovani Gallardo

On Monday, while the world was reacting to the news of Max Scherzer‘s signing, the Texas Rangers made a nifty little trade, acquiring Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers for three so-so prospects that they probably won’t miss too much. Gallardo immediately slides in behind Yu Darvish and Derek Holland as the team’s #3 starter, […]
Via Fangraphs
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers get Yovani Gallardo from Milwaukee Brewers

The Texas Rangers acquired pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers. In exchange the Brewers received a group of young players, infielder Luis Sardinas and right-handed pitchers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan. Milwaukee will also contribute $4 million towards Gallardo’s $14 million salary for 2015. Gallardo, who turns 29 in February, will be eligible for free agency...
Via Baseball News Source
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Gallardo’s “Best” Game: April 29, 2009 vs. the Pirates

Reports first surfaced in the middle of the NFC Championship game that a trade was in the works to send Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers.  Yesterday, it became official: Gallardo is on his way to the Lone Star State in exchange for three players, two of which were Top 20 prospects in the Rangers organization.  At first blush, it seems to be an “everyone wins” scenario:...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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