Rotation must set tone for Rangers
FEB 28, 1:41p ET | Anthony Andro
Rotowire: Jan 19 / 2:19p ET
News: Gallardo was traded to the Rangers on Monday in exchange for three prospects, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: Gallardo will head to Texas after spending his entire professional career with the Brewers. He won just eight games in 2014, but the 3.51 ERA he posted was his best over the course of a full season. He will slot in as either the second or third starter in the Rangers' rotation behind Yu Darvish and/or Derek Holland.
Rotowire: Jan 18 / 1:59p ET
News: Gallardo is expected to be traded to the Rangers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: Although the deal isn't official, it is believed to be on the verge of becoming the case. What the Brewers will be getting in return for the 29-year-old is still unknown, but the Rangers will add another veteran arm to their starting rotation. Gallardo is set to make $13 million in 2015, coming off a season in which he finished with a 8-11 record, posting a 3.51 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, and striking out 146 over 192.1 innings. He is set to become a free agent following the 2015 season, but the Rangers could attempt to extend his contract during the season if the trade does come to fruition.
StatsLLC: Jan 18 / 12:00a ET
News: A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to trade Gallardo to the Texas Rangers.
Impact: The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because the trade had not yet been announced. Texas was expected to send minor leaguers to the Brewers.