It’s been rumored today that the Texas Rangers are about to complete a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for pitcher Yovani Gallardo. For the most part the Rangers have been pretty quiet this Hot Stove season, but this trade alone could mean they intend to turn things around and be serious contenders in 2015.
While many are reporting the trade is near, no one is saying any details about the trade. As of Sunday there won’t be any details released and some reports have said it might not be until Tuesday until the trade is official. More than likely the main thing holding things up is contacting the players involved.
This is extremely good news for the Rangers. They are entering the 2015 season with plenty of holes in the starting rotation. They only have Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and Colby Lewis set in the rotation. With the acquisition of Gallardo gives them a solid number 2 or 3 pitcher. That means they can audition Ross Detwiler, Nick Martinez and Nick Tepesch during spring training to fill out the rotation. As an added bonus they’ll have Martin Perez sometime around the All-Star break and lefty Matt Harrison if he’s able to bounce back.
Last season with the Brewers Yovani Gallard had a record of 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA, 146 strikeouts, 6.8 strikeouts per 9 innings, 2.5 walks per 9 innings and 1.295 WHIP over 32 starts/192.1 innings pitched.
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Video: 09/08/14 Gallardo’s record strikeout Yovani Gallardo strikes out Jarrod Saltalamacchia looking, setting the Brewers’ franchise record for strikeouts with 1,207.