Rangers acquire Gallardo from Brewers

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – The Texas Rangers acquired starting
pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers Monday in exchange for
three players.

The Brewers landed reliever Corey Knebel, infielder Luis Sardinas and minor
league pitcher Marcos Diplan in the deal.

Gallardo, 28, finished with an 8-11 record with a 3.51 ERA in 192 1/3 innings
over 32 starts last season. He has pitched at least 180 innings in each of the
last six seasons.

The right-hander is slated to make $13 million in the final year of his
contract. Milwaukee helped Texas in the trade by retaining $4 million of the

In eight seasons with the Brewers, Gallardo has compiled an 89-64 record with
a 3.69 ERA and 1,226 strikeouts in 214 games (211 starts).

Knebel, who pitched just eight games for Detroit last season, went 5-1 with a
2.18 ERA and three saves in 34 appearances split between Double-A Erie,
Triple-A Round Rock and Triple-A Toledo.

Sardinas hit .261 with eight RBI in 43 games last season for the Rangers,
while Diplan made 13 starts in the Dominican Summer League.