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May 22, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1
May 21, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1.5
May 20, 2024 1 2 0 0 3.5
May 19, 2024 1 1 0 0 1.5
May 18, 2024 0 0 0 0 0.5

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Joey Gallo began last season in Minnesota's starting lineup against righties mostly at first base and got off to a hot start (seven HRs and 1.003 OPS in April) but his usual struggles to make contact caused him to slump the next two months (42.3% K% and .664 OPS). He mostly came off the bench the rest of the season before missing most of September due to a left foot injury. Gallo hit 21 home runs, but his 42.8% K% and 49.6 contact rate were his worst for a full season. Gallo's power as measured by exit velocity and barrel percentage remain elite and he has an outstanding walk rate, but his inability to make contact results in prolonged slumps which typically see him lose playing time. The Twins had hoped he'd make enough contact to be a platoon player with plus defense in the corner outfield and first base, but gave up on the experiment. He's likely running out of chances to earn a regular role again.

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2024 371.3 11 3 5 16 1 .126
2023 1831.6 39 21 40 48 1 .177
2022 203.51.6 48 19 47 56 3 .160
3y Avg. 267.52.1 59 26 55 72 3 .180
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Getting regular work at first base

    Gallo will start at first base and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Twins, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. Since being activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Gallo has now drawn six consecutive starts, with all coming at first base. While Joey Meneses has moved to designated hitter to accommodate Gallo, the Nationals might not have regular room in the lineup for Gallo once Lane Thomas (knee) returns from the injured list, perhaps as soon as this weekend. Gallo has gone 3-for-17 with nine strikeouts through his first five starts since coming off the IL, and he's produced a career-worst .579 OPS this season while striking out at a 47.3 percent clip.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Activated from IL

    Gallo (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday. As expected, Gallo will return to the big-league roster after being placed on the 10-day IL on April 27 with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. In a corresponding move, Trey Lipscomb was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Before the injury, Gallo was seeing most of his work in right field, and he should continue to play in right since Lane Thomas (knee) is still sidelined.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: On track to return this weekend

    Gallo (shoulder) is on track to be activated from the injured list for the weekend series in Philadelphia, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Gallo will play first base on back-to-back days with Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday and Wednesday and that's expected to be the final hurdle he needs to clear on his rehab assignment. While the Nationals are expected to have Gallo available later this week, it's uncertain how much he will play once activated.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Moves rehab to Triple-A

    Gallo (shoulder) went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI on Tuesday in a rehab game for Triple-A Syracuse. Gallo went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and three walks between a pair of rehab games for Single-A Fredericksburg over the weekend and received the green light to move his assignment to a higher-level affiliate. He served as Syracuse's designated hitter Tuesday but could see action at first base and in the corner outfield for the remainder of his rehab assignment. Gallo may have to settle for a part-time role once the Nationals bring him back from the 10-day injured list.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Cleared for rehab assignment

    Gallo (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Fredericksburg on Saturday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. It's a relatively quick turnaround for Gallo, who went on the injured list less than a week ago with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. Because he's missed so little time, Gallo shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Placed on injured list

    The Nationals placed Gallo on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports. Gallo is slashing .122/.286/.311 across 91 plate appearances so far this season, but his shoulder injury will cause him to miss at least the next 10 days. Alex Call was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to replace Gallo as outfield depth.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Shifting to right field

    Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that Gallo will play right field while Lane Thomas (knee) is sidelined, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Washington will let Gallo get his feet wet in right field right away, as he'll occupy the position and bat fifth Wednesday against the Dodgers after having previously not made a start in the outfield all season while instead playing first base or serving as a designated hitter. Gallo has won multiple Gold Gloves for his defensive work in the outfield, so he's a sensible solution in right field. Trey Lipscomb is slated to see ample action at first base during Thomas' upcoming absence, while Joey Meneses will also be an option there.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Not in Friday's lineup

    Gallo is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros. Gallo started the previous 14 games and will take a seat after he posted a .170/.328/.447 slash line with three homers and a 43.1 percent strikeout rate during that stretch. Joey Meneses will start at first base versus Houston righty Justin Verlander.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: In lineup Wednesday

    Gallo (wrist) will start at first base and bat cleanup in Wednesday's game in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Gallo was hit on the left wrist by a pitch in Tuesday's game, but X-rays came back negative and he's back in the lineup a day later. The 30-year-old is slashing .167/.302/.417 in his first 10 games with the Nationals.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: X-rays on left wrist negative

    Nationals manager Dave Martinez said after Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Giants that X-rays on Gallo's left wrist returned negative after the 30-year-old was hit by a pitch in his final plate appearance, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Gallo went 0-for-3 to drop his season-long batting average to .167 before he reached base in the eighth inning, when he was struck by a Taylor Rogers pitch. He was able to run the bases after being hit by the pitch, so his postgame X-rays may have just been administered out of an abundance of caution. Before an off day Thursday, the Nationals will face the Giants on Wednesday in an afternoon game, so Martinez could look to give Gallo the day off just to allow any lingering soreness in the slugger's wrist to subside.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Nabs steal in Sunday's win

    Gallo went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Phillies. The 30-year-old swiped his first bag of the season, but there likely won't be too many to follow -- his career high is only seven, set back in 2017. It's been a fairly typical start to 2024 for Gallo, who's batting .179 (5-for-28) through eight games with a 6:11 BB:K, but four of his five hits have gone for extra bases including two homers.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Logs first hits of 2024

    Gallo went 3-for-4 with a solo home run during Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Pirates. After going 0-for-12 in the Nationals' first series of the season, Gallo put on some fireworks Wednesday, busting out of the slump with his first round-tripper of the campaign. It was just his second game with at least three hits in the last 366 days (108 games), dating back to his third appearance of the 2023 campaign. Although Gallo will rack up more than his fair share of strikeouts, he still has light-tower power against right-handed pitching.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Sitting versus southpaw

    Gallo is absent from the lineup for Monday's contest against the Pirates, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. Gallo started each of the Nationals' first three contests against a right-hander, but he went 0-for-12 with six strikeouts and will now take a seat versus lefty Marco Gonzales on Monday. Joey Meneses will handle first base in Gallo's stead.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Will be primary first baseman

    Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Thursday that Gallo will be the team's primary first baseman this season, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. When Gallo was signed in January, the plan was for him to be the club's regular left fielder. However, the Nats have since signed Jesse Winker and Eddie Rosario and Gallo has also dealt with a quad issue. Martinez didn't rule out the possibility of Gallo eventually playing some outfield, but for now he'll be the first baseman while mixing in some starts at designated hitter. The news means Joey Meneses will be the everyday DH, while Rosario looks like the favorite for left field duties.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Makes return to field

    Gallo (quadricep) will start at first base and bat cleanup in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. After experiencing a sore left quad following his third appearance of the spring back on Feb. 28, Gallo was out of the lineup for about a week before returning to action Thursday and Friday. He was limited to designated hitter duties on both days, but Gallo's ability to play the field Monday suggests that the quad injury is firmly in the rear-view mirror at this stage.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Returns to lineup Thursday

    Gallo (quad) is starting at designated hitter and batting cleanup for the Nationals on Thursday versus the Mets, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. Gallo hasn't played in a little over a week due to a sore quad, but he's feeling well enough to at least hit Thursday. It's not clear when he might be ready to play the field. Gallo is 1-for-7 with a couple RBI so far at the plate so far this spring. He'll be used in left field, at first base and at DH for the Nats this season.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Limited by quad soreness

    Gallo is currently limited to just hitting as he dealing with a sore quad, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Nationals manager Dave Martinez indicated that the club is being cautious and Gallo could be ready to play defense in games next week. The 30-year-old slugger is expected to handle most of the playing time in left field for the Nats this season, with some first base and designated hitter mixed in.
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  • Nationals' Joey Gallo: Lands with Nats on one-year deal

    Gallo signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Nationals on Tuesday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. He'll have the opportunity to earn an additional $1 million in incentives. Gallo slashed just .177/.301/.440 last season with the Twins, although he did pop 21 home runs over 332 plate appearances. The 30-year-old would appear to be penciled in as the Nationals' regular left fielder, although he could see some action at first base, as well.
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  • Twins' Joey Gallo: Rehab assignment next week

    Gallo (foot) will join Triple-A St. Paul next week to start a rehab assignment, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Gallo was placed on the 10-day injured list late last week with a left foot contusion. He should be healthy enough to rejoin the Twins before the end of the regular season, although it's not clear what kind of role he might have.
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  • Twins' Joey Gallo: Lands on IL

    The Twins placed Gallo on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left foot contusion, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Gallo is just 2-for-22 with a homer and two RBI since Aug. 18, and he'll now be sidelined for at least the next 10 days. Alex Kirilloff (shoulder) was activated from the IL in a corresponding move.
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