Brewers plan to exercise $13 million option on Yovani Gallardo

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Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Brewers plan to exercise their $13 million team option on right-hander Yovani Gallardo, bringing him back for 2015.

No surprise, as Gallardo has bounced back from an up-and-down 2013 season to post a career-best 3.51 ERA with a 146/54 K/BB ratio in 192 innings.

As a 28-year-old who’s topped 175 innings with a sub-4.00 ERA in five of the past six seasons Gallardo would command a huge long-term contract on the open market, so retaining him on a one-year, $13 million deal is a no-brainer for Milwaukee.

He’ll be a free agent after next season.