Report: Rangers willing to trade Joey Gallo for rotation help
As the Texas Rangers go forth into the trade market, it appears as though no player is off limits.
According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports on Sunday, the Rangers are willing to move power-hitting outfielder Joey Gallo in exchange for starting pitching help.
Passan notes the potential trade partner compatibility between the Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays, who are said to have a desire for young bats. The two sides have been linked in rumors the last couple of days, and, even though the Rays don’t seem particularly amenable to trading Chris Archer, they do have arms like Jake Odorizzi, Drew Smyly, Matt Moore to hypothetically offer.
The 22-year-old Gallo is the top-rated prospect in the Rangers’ farm system and has hit 143 home runs over five seasons in the minors. But he hasn’t gotten much of a chance to contribute at the Major League level yet. Gallo was called up by the team in May but saw just one at-bat before being optioned back down to Triple-A five days later.
The Rangers currently have the best record in the American League, and, should they choose to go all-in on a World Series run this year, Gallo could be one of the guys sent packing.
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