Mariners' Yovani Gallardo: Rebounds from bad WBC outing
Gallardo, who returned to Mariners camp on March 15 from playing for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic, worked his longest outing of spring in his first start back, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
The veteran had endured a rocky outing in the WBC, giving up four runs over four innings, but was much steadier against the Diamondbacks on Friday. Gallardo worked 4.1 innings -- his longest stint this spring -- giving up two runs on four hits and three walks. He also recorded a pair of strikeouts and threw 70 pitches overall, 42 of which found the strike zone. The Mariners' projected fifth starter has a 6.48 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 5:5 K:BB through 8.3 innings across three spring starts.