Rangers complete deal for Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo

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Baseball The Rangers on Monday acquired right-hander Yovani Gallardo from the Brewers for three prospects: infielder Luis Sardina and right-handers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan.The teams announced the trade, which was first reported Sunday. MORE: New faces, new places | NL contenders need to pursue Hamels in response to Scherzer Gallardo, 28, will occupy one of the top three spots in Texas' rotation with Yu Darvish and Derek Holland. He went 8-11 with a 3.51 ERA (3.94 FIP) in 192 1/3 innings for the Brewers in 2014. His strikeout rate has declined from 9.0 per nine innings in 2012 to 6.8 in 2014, but his walk rate has also dropped, from 3.6 per nine to 2.5 in the same span. His experience pitching in Miller Park should help him deal with an even better hitters park in Globe Life Park in Arlington. Gallardo can become a free agent after the 2015 season, but the Rangers can play the hometown card: He attended high school in Fort Worth, Texas, and lives in North Texas in the offseason. He is scheduled to earn $14 million in 2015 after having his salary increased by $1 million because of the trade. The Brewers will pay $4 million of the $14 million."It definitely means a lot. I grew up here, went to high school here," Gallardo told reporters, according to The Associated Press. "I'm very excited for this opportunity and looking forward to it."New Rangers manager Jeff Banister saw plenty of Gallardo while working as a coach with the Pirates."He was a workhorse against us. We didn't

really barrel him up very good," Banister said, according to the AP. "When he's on top of his game, the command was plus. . . . More than anything else, it was the tenacity by which he pitched and he loved to compete. He really wanted to show our hitters that he was in command anytime he faced them."Sardinas, 21, posted a .303 OBP in 43 games with Texas last season. The 23-year-old Knebel — who was drafted by the Tigers in 2013 but traded to Texas last season for Joakim Soria — appeared in eight games for Detroit last year before being dealt. He compiled a 6.23 ERA in 8 2/3 innings. Diplan, 18, a native of the Dominican Republic, went 7-2 in action with the Rangers’ affiliate in the Dominican Summer League in 2014.Contributing: Tom Gatto

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