Gallagher went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Tigers. Gallagher plated a pair of runs in the sixth inning on a single to left field, handing his club a two-run lead. Despite a key hit in the series finale, the 25-year-old has struggled at the dish of late, recording a base hit in just three of his previous 10 games. He'll look to finish the season on a high note, although he may not see many more opportunities behind Salvador Perez.
Gallagher is not in the starting lineup against the Indians on Wednesday, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports. Gallagher will retreat to a spot on the pine after going 1-for-8 with four strikeouts over the past two games. The recently-recalled Meibrys Viloria will catch Brad Keller and bat ninth in the order.
Gallagher went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 9-2 win over the Orioles. Getting the start in place of Sal Perez (thumb) and hitting ninth, Gallagher connected on his first homer of the year and just the second of his brief big-league career. Perez's injury isn't thought to be too serious, but Gallagher will pick up extra playing time at least through the weekend while the veteran catcher recuperates.
Gallagher was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Friday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports. Gallagher will serve as the backup to Salvador Perez following the trade of Drew Butera to Colorado on Friday. In eight games with the Royals this year, Gallagher has gone 5-for-24 (.208 average) with a pair of doubles and two RBI. Since Perez rarely takes days off, don't expect to see too much of Gallagher behind the plate, even with the Royals likely to give more chances to their younger prospects in September.
Gallagher was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. Gallagher is no longer needed as the team's backup catcher with Salvador Perez coming off the disabled list, so he'll head back to the minors to serve as organizational depth. He hit just .208/.240/.292 across 25 plate appearances with the big club.