Rangers’ Joey Gallo to undergo surgery for broken hamate bone
The Texas Rangers’ offense may be taking a hit over the next few weeks.
Outfielder Joey Gallo is set to undergo surgery for a broken hamate bone, according to The Athletic’s Levi Weaver. Weaver believes the timetable is 3-6 weeks for a recovery.
Recovery time on this varies. Usually 3-6 weeks, but occasionally takes awhile to get the swing exactly right afterward. For an best-case scenario, I present exhibit A: Matt Olson, who had the surgery in March, and still has 21 HR this year.
— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) July 25, 2019
Gallo was removed from Tuesday’s game and did not play on Wednesday due to the injury. The 25-year-old is batting .253 with 15 doubles and 22 home runs. He’s always had tremendous power, but this is the first year he’s had a respectable batting average, as well as more walks than usual. As a result, his OPS is .987 for the season, and he made the All-Star team. Texas may call up Willie Calhoun in Gallo’s absence.