President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels said Gallo will not be moving back to third base following Adrian Beltre's retirement and the departure of Jurickson Profar, Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports. Gallo did not spend any time at third base this past season, instead receiving the bulk of his starts in left field while also sprinkling in time at first base, DH and in right field. Following the three-team deal that sent Profar to Oakland, Daniels was asked about Gallo's role for next season, but shot down any talk of the 25-year-old returning to the hot corner. Expect Gallo to be utilized in a similar fashion as he was in 2018, during which he slashed .206/.312/.498 with 40 home runs and 92 RBI.
Gallo is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against Seattle. Gallo started the last five games and went 1-for-19 with a home run in 21 plate appearances, so he'll head to the bench Saturday. Delino DeShields will start in center field and bat ninth for Texas.
Gallo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and a strikeout in Tuesday's loss to the Angels. Gallo accounted for all of Texas' only offense in the 4-1 loss, cranking his 40th home run of the year to lead off the third inning. It's his second straight year reaching that plateau, and he ranks third in the league in home runs behind only Khris Davis (46) and J.D. Martinez (41).
Gallo hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in his only at-bat in Sunday's win over Seattle. Gallo has four long balls in his last six games, making him one shy of reaching the 40-homer mark for the second straight season. The lefty slugger has also racked up 91 RBI despite his .212 average.
Gallo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners. Gallo heads to the bench after making back-to-back starts in his return from a bruised right toe. Ryan Rua grabs the start in right field while Carlos Tocci is in center field for the Rangers.