Gallo took batting practice in the Rangers' new ballpark Monday and noted it plays deep in center field, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The distance to center field at the new Globe Life Park is 407 feet from home plate with nooks on both sides of dead center that extend to 410 feet. "It's playing big as hell," Gallo said on a conference call Monday after taking batting practice. "It's a little deep in center. The hitters are a little nervous about that." It's hard to draw any conclusions from one BP session when there are many variables -- live pitching, game balls, fans in the stands, open or closed roof. Additionally, Gallo usually doesn't hit home runs to straightaway center. Seventy-five of 110 career homers and 45 of 63 at home were from the center/right alley to the right field foul line. For the 18 he's hit at home to center field, the home runs averaged a distance of 434 feet with a low of 410 (per MLB Statcast). The other new park dimensions are similar to the old one, including the right field alley and foul line, so Gallo should do just fine.
Gallo started in right field and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's spring game against the Dodgers.
Gallo had an abbreviated 2019 due to an oblique injury in June and eventually an August wrist injury that ended his season. While navigating those injuries, Gallo posted the best slash line of his career while launching 22 home runs in 70 games. He is expected to be the Rangers' everyday right fielder in 2020 after the team traded Nomar Mazara to the White Sox during the offseason.
Gallo (wrist) signed a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Rangers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Injuries limited Gallo to just 70 games last season. He was better than ever when available, though, hitting .253/.389/.598 with 22 homers.
Gallo (wrist) said he's unlikely to return this season, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Gallo has been sidelined since undergoing surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his right wrist near the end of July. The outfielder hasn't resumed hitting since suffering a setback in Arizona last week; with less than a week left in the season and the Rangers eliminated from the playoffs, there's no reason to rush the slugger back. Gallo appeared in just 70 games this season due to multiple injuries, slashing .253/.389/.598 with 22 home runs and four steals.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Gallo (wrist) will primarily be a corner outfielder next season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Rangers enter the offseason with uncertainty at both corner-infield positions, spots where Gallo has experience, but Daniels ruled those out. The GM also said he doesn't anticipate Gallo playing much in center field.
Gallo (wrist) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday.
Gallo has been sidelined since July 24 after undergoing surgery for a right hamate bone fracture in his wrist, and while he'd still be eligible to come off the 60-day IL on Tuesday, his season is likely over, per Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News. Tim Federowicz had his contract selected from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.
Gallo (wrist) has flown back to Texas to be re-evaluated by the team and his status will be updated Friday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
He is unlikely to play in this weekend's series against the Athletics and may not return at all this season. It seems he suffered a setback in his recovery from wrist surgery. This injury denied him a chance to hit 40-plus home runs for the third straight season. If he does not return, he will finish with 22 long balls, 54 runs, 49 RBI, four steals and a .253 average in 70 games.
Gallo (wrist) is unlikely to play in the Rangers' upcoming weekend series against the Athletics and may not ultimately return this season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Gallo had been on track to return to action Friday, but for a reason that has not yet been disclosed, it appears he will not resume playing as expected. Gallo's status will be updated further when more details are released, but with the Rangers out of the playoff hunt, they don't have much incentive to activate him from the injured list if he suffered any sort of setback or is simply having trouble getting back to 100 percent.
Gallo (wrist) went 1-for-4 with a double in an instructional league game against the Padres in Peoria (Ariz.) on Monday, Richard Justice of MLB.com reports.
Gallo has been getting at-bats in simulated games and instructional league games in advance of what the Rangers hope to be a return to MLB this coming weekend. He last appeared in a game for Texas on July 23.
Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list Sept. 20 at Oakland, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
He will travel to Arizona this weekend for simulated games Sunday and Monday. The next step will be real minor-league games Tuesday and Wednesday. If he does indeed return on the 20th, he would have nine games to close out the season.
Gallo (wrist) could be back in action next weekend, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Gallo has been out since late July while recovering from wrist surgery. He's expected to play in the instructional league in Arizona this weekend and could be back with the Rangers soon after that.
Gallo (wrist) participated in a live batting practice session Tuesday, Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The session checks off another box in Gallo's recovery from right hand surgery in late July. "He looked fine," Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. "He said he felt decent after, so it's a good step. Hopefully he can do that again and maybe get in some games pretty soon." Gallo is trying to return before the end of the season.
Gallo (wrist) said Friday that he hopes to take live batting practice next week in Arlington, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Two weeks ago, Gallo hinted at the possibility of not playing again this season, saying that he still felt pain while swinging. However, he's changed his tune and now seems optimistic about his chances of returning for the final couple weeks after a few successful rounds of on-field batting practice in recent days. Facing live pitching will be the final test in his recovery from a broken hamate bone.
Gallo (wrist) said Monday that he assumes he'll be ready to return from the 10-day injured list in "a couple weeks," Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Since requiring an operation July 25 to remove the broken hamate bone from his right hand, Gallo has steadily increased his activities. He's expected to take another small step forward by taking on-field batting practice in New York on Tuesday or Wednesday before eventually graduating to simulated-game action. At this stage in his recovery, Gallo noted that he's mainly concerned about regaining full strength with his grip, as he could struggle to provide his usual impact as a power hitter if he returns at less than 100 percent.
Gallo (wrist) is taking live batting practice again, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
The next step for Gallo is to face live pitching and get back into baseball shape. He is confident that he will return to the lineup at some point in September.
Gallo (wrist) hinted at the possibility of not playing again in 2019, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
He's four weeks into his recovery from a broken hamate bone in his right hand but still has pain when executing a swing. "In the next couple of weeks, I should be able to start swinging better, having a firmer grip on the bat and really letting things go," Gallo said. "As long as that happens, I don't know why I wouldn't play at least a little bit of the season. I want to come back. It's important to play, but I also want to make sure I'm smart about it." When Gallo first sustained the injury in late July, his recovery time was first pegged at four weeks, then was recently bumped up to mid-September. With the Rangers dropping to 12 games out of the second wild-card spot, pushing Gallo for an unlikely postseason berth may take a backseat to other organizational goals.
Gallo (wrist) swung a bat Friday but is not expected to return until mid-September, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Gallo swung lightly, hitting off a tee, and reports feeling good. "It's good, but, in my opinion, it's still a couple of weeks away from taking a full swing against pitchers," Gallo said. "It's improving every day, but it just takes time." There's still enough time in the season for Gallo to get back on the field, but the Rangers are not expected to rush him back. Gallo was enjoying the best season of his career before breaking the hamate bone in his left hand in late July.
Gallo (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Gallo is expected to miss at least four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his right wrist Thursday. Willie Calhoun was recalled from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding roster move, while Delino DeShields Jr. is starting in center field in place of Gallo on Thursday.
Gallo will undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his right wrist Thursday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Gallo suffered the injury during Tuesday's game against the Mariners, and after an MRI proved inconclusive, a specialist confirmed the severity of the issue Thursday. This is an unfortunate development for the Rangers and Gallo, who is expected to land on the IL and will likely be sidelined for at least a month following the surgery. Delino DeShields is one of the top options to see time in center field while Gallo is on the shelf.
The Rangers are concerned that Gallo is dealing with a broken hamate bone in his right wrist, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Gallo underwent an MRI on Wednesday that proved inconclusive. As such, the team is sending Gallo to Dallas to be examined by a specialist. "Yeah, it's not good as far as the outlook," manager Chris Woodward said. "I don't know what's wrong yet, but most likely it's going to be an IL. We're not for sure yet." If the hamate bone is broken, Gallo could be sidelined at least a month.
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