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Top Zac Gallen News

  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Sim game coming Friday

    Gallen is scheduled to throw a simulated game Friday, Steve Stockmar of MLB.com reports.

    Gallen is being brought along slowly this spring and has yet to throw in a Cactus League game. He threw a bullpen session Wednesday, about which manager Torey Lovullo said he looked great and "everything's falling in line for him," as Gallen preps to be the club's starter Opening Day. Including Friday's sim game, the right-hander will pitch in five games this spring.

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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Change of plans

    Gallen will not start Friday's Cactus League game against the Reds, Alex Weiner of Arizona Sports reports.

    Gallen had been scheduled to make his spring debut March 1, but the Diamondbacks will opt to have the right-hander throw a simulated game on the back fields instead of making the trip west to Goodyear. There's no word yet on who will slot into Gallen's place for a spot start Friday.

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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Faces batters Sunday

    Gallen tossed a live batting-practice session Sunday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

    This was the first time facing batters this spring for Gallen, who is prepping for his scheduled Cactus League debut Friday. "I felt all right," the right-hander said. "I mean, I still feel a little rushed, but that's just a timing thing. I think that just comes with time of getting used to seeing hitters again." Gallen, who threw a career-high 243.2 innings combined between the regular season and playoffs in 2023, is being brought along slowly this spring but should be Arizona's Opening Day starter.

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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: First Cactus League start set

    Gallen is set to make his first Cactus League start March 1 against the Reds, Jack Magruder of MLB.com reports.

    Gallen, projected as Arizona's No. 1 starter, tossed a career-high 243.2 innings in 2023, including the postseason. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talked about building up both Gallen and No. 2 starter Merrill Kelly, who threw a career-high 201.2 innings. "Obviously the buildup is of maximum concern -- we want to make sure they are at a certain pitch limit for their first start of the year," Lovullo said. Gallen was 17-9 with a 3.47 ERA (3.26 FIP) and 1.12 WHIP over 34 regular-season starts last season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Avoids arbitration with D-Backs

    Gallen agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

    Gallen is coming off of a strong 2023 season during which he posted a 3.47 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across a career-high 210 innings. He has one more year of arbitration eligibility and will remain a key member of the Arizona rotation in 2024.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 189 lbs
Birthplace: Gibbsboro, NJ
Age: 28
School: North Carolina
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R