Brewers exercise $13 million option on Yovani Gallardo

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Milwaukee has exercised its $13 million option on Yovani Gallardo, bringing the right-hander back for 2015.

Gallardo posted an ERA above 4.00 last season for the first time in his career, but bounced back to throw 192 innings with a 3.51 ERA this year at age 28. However, his strikeout rate was a career-low 6.2 per nine innings and he’s shown signs of decline.

Still, for a one-year, $13 million commitment keeping a 29-year-old starter with a 3.69 career ERA is a no-brainer move for the Brewers.