Gallagher is poised to begin the season as Kansas City's No. 2 catcher after Meibrys Viloria was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on March 10, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Salvador Perez missed the entire 2019 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but the team signed Martin Maldonado -- who has since been traded to Houston -- and Gallagher received only 145 plate appearances in 45 games. Following the demotion of Viloria, Gallagher is the only backstop on the major-league roster besides Perez and figures to serve as the backup catcher. Gallagher had a .292/.320/.375 slash line with two doubles in nine contests prior to the suspension of spring training.
Gallagher (oblique) is starting behind the plate in Friday's Cactus League opener against the Rangers.
The 27-year-old was nursing an oblique issue but will start in the spring opener while Salvador Perez serves as the designated hitter. Gallagher is competing for the backup catching job with Meibrys Viloria in spring training.
Gallagher remains on the bench Wednesday against Detroit.
Gallagher was activated from the injured list Sunday but has yet to start a game. During that span, Nick Dini has started once while Meibrys Viloria has gotten the call twice, including Wednesday's contest.
Gallagher is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
Gallagher returned from an oblique injury Sunday but didn't start that day's game. He'll remain on the bench for this contest, with Nick Dini getting the call behind the plate.
Gallagher (oblique) was officially activated from the injured list Sunday. He isn't included in the lineup for the Royals' series finale with the Orioles.
Gallagher had been sidelined since Aug. 7 with an oblique injury and is likely set to split time behind the dish with Meibrys Viloria and Nick Dini to close the campaign. For the season, Gallagher is hitting .238/.312/.365 in 45 games.
Gallagher (oblique) is expected to be activated from the injured list Sunday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Gallagher has been sidelined since Aug. 7 due to an oblique injury, but he's set to rejoin the Royals once rosters expand Sunday. He'll be eased back into action, likely only catching in emergency situations until he's fully healed. Prior to landing on the IL, the backstop compiled a .238/.312/.365 slash line across 45 games.
Gallagher (oblique) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Gallagher was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with left side tightness, and further testing revealed the backstop is dealing with a strained oblique and will require a stint on the injured list. Nick Dini had his contract selected from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move and should offer catching depth behind Meibrys Viloria while Gallagher is on the mend.
Gallagher was scratched from Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with left side tightness, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Gallagher apparently picked up the injury during pregame batting practice. Meibrys Viloria is now starting at catcher and hitting seventh in place of Gallagher, who should be considered day-to-day.
Gallagher isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
Gallagher will once again head to the bench, the third time he's done so in the last four days. Meibrys Viloria draws the start behind the dish and is set to bat eighth in Gallagher's stead.
Gallagher is not in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.
Gallagher owns a passable (for a catcher) but far from exciting .238/.312/.365 slash line on the season. He'll sit in favor of Meibrys Viloria for Monday's game.
Gallagher is not starting Saturday against the Twins.
Gallagher hits the bench after starting five of the last seven games and homering in back-to-back contests. Meibrys Viloria will call the pitches in his absence.
Gallagher went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's 11-9 loss to the Twins.
The backstop went yard for the second straight game, although Gallagher only has three homers on the year. The 26-year-old has been productive to begin the second half, slashing .351/.442/.649 over his last 12 games, and while he won't maintain that pace, he could have fantasy value even in shallower formats as he handles the bulk of the workload behind the plate for the Royals.
Gallagher is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Meibrys Viloria will handle the catching duties after Gallagher was behind the dish for three of the past four games. Gallagher has gone 8-for-26 with five walks in nine contests since taking over as Kansas City's primary catcher after Martin Maldonado was dealt to the Cubs two weeks ago.
Gallagher is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians.
He'll head to the bench for a routine rest after starting the past two games behind the plate. Meibrys Viloria will handle catching duties in the series finale.
Gallagher is not in the lineup Thursday against the Indians.
Gallagher is slashing .300/.440/.500 with four doubles and two RBI in seven games since the All-Star break. He'll sit for a second straight game Thursday as Meibrys Viloria gets another start behind the dish in this one.
Gallagher is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves.
Gallagher has been the top option behind the plate in Kansas City since the team traded Martin Maldonado to the Cubs, starting five of seven games prior to Wednesday's contest. Meibrys Viloria gets the nod in his absence.
Gallagher is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Cleveland.
Gallagher has alternated starts over the last five games and that trend continues Friday with Meibrys Viloria starting behind the plate. It's not fully clear how playing time will be divided following the departure of Martin Maldonado via trade, but the 26-year-old Gallagher figures to see increased opportunities, regardless.
Gallagher will sit Wednesday against the White Sox.
With Martin Maldonado traded to the Cubs, Gallagher is set to split time with Meibrys Viloria behind the plate. Gallagher would seem to be ahead on the depth chart -- considering he was the one on the big-league roster since the start of the season -- though the exact playing time split remains to be seen. Neither catcher makes for a very appealing fantasy option.
Gallagher will catch and bat ninth Tuesday against the White Sox.
Gallagher looks to be the primary catcher in Kansas City now that Martin Maldonado has been traded to the Cubs. With a very poor .209/.277/.275 slash line, however, he could find himself in a fairly even split behind the plate with Meibrys Viloria.
Gallagher will start at catcher and bat eighth Wednesday against the Indians.
Gallagher remains the clear No. 2 backstop behind Martin Maldonado and will be picking up just his seventh start of June. Unsurprisingly, Gallagher's spotty playing time hasn't helped his cause at the plate, as he'll enter the series finale with a lowly .426 OPS across 84 plate appearances for the season.
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