Reds designate Yovani Gallardo for assignment

Associated Press

The Reds just announced that they have designated pitcher Yovani Gallardo for assignment. Righty Tanner Rainey will take his place on the roster.

Gallardo appeared three times on the young season and gave up eight runs on eight hits and four walks in two and a third innings which, um, yeah. They had just signed him on March 31 to a guaranteed deal paying him $750,000 so that’s a pretty expensive week or so of work. That deal was signed after the Brewers released him from his one-year, $2 million deal just as camp was breaking, which obligated Milwaukee to pay him a $500,000 buyout. So: $1.25M for three games. Good work if you can get it.

This could very well be the end of Gallardo’s career. The veteran right-hander is coming off of a rough year with the Mariners, in which he made 22 starts and six relief appearances to the tune of a 5-10 record, 5.72 ERA while striking out too few and walking too many in 130.2 innings.

In his 12-year career, Gallardo is 113-93 with a 3.97 ERA (103 ERA+) for the Brewers, Rangers, Orioles, Mariners and Reds.