Padres Designate Sean Gallagher For Assignment

Reliever Sean Gallagher has been designated for assignment by the Padres, tweets Dan Hayes of the North County Times.  Gallagher's roster spot is being taken by Tim Stauffer, who was activated from the disabled list.

Gallagher has a 5.40 ERA in 15 appearances with San Diego this season and a career ERA of 5.57 in 60 appearances (23 of them starts) with the Padres, Athletics and Cubs since 2007.  He joined the Padres last season as the player to be named later in the Scott Hairston trade and lost a spring training bid to be part of San Diego's rotation. 

The right-hander has battled a number of injuries over the last few seasons so the jury is still out on whether or not he can effectively contribute to a major league staff.  MLB.com's Corey Brock (who was the first to note that Gallagher wasn't on the Padres' roster today) predicts that Gallagher will be claimed by another team before the 10-day waiver period is up.


12 Responses to Padres Designate Sean Gallagher For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    Pirates will trade for him, give him a couple appearances, and then designate him themselves all in a span of two weeks.

  2. Threat_Level_RedSox 5 years ago

    Quick Theo! get him before it’s to late!!!!!!

  3. $3534462 5 years ago

    He’s a former cub. You’ll see him in an Orioles uniform in a week.

    • myk13 5 years ago

      wasn’t Garrett Atkins just DFA’d as well? Possible Swap?

  4. Ron_Burgundy 5 years ago

    Methinks a trade is forthcoming.

  5. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

    Yes he is Related to Black Gallagher – ” I got warrants” – DC

  6. Yes he’s another former Cub, but man the O’s would be smart to jump on this. We have to assume Wiggington, Millwood, Guthrie and possibly Scott (when he gets healthy) will be moved. I still have some faith in Gallagher. He can get some innings in to feel his way out in the bigs.

  7. The problem is and teams should’ve already figured this out is that Gallagher isn’t a relief pitcher. Gallagher needs consistent work/innings and not to sit in the bullpen for weeks at a time. Hopefully a team will take a shot at him for the rest of the season and give him the ball every fifth day.

  8. The problem is and teams should’ve already figured this out is that Gallagher isn’t a relief pitcher. Gallagher needs consistent work/innings and not to sit in the bullpen for weeks at a time. Hopefully a team will take a shot at him for the rest of the season and give him the ball every fifth day.

  9. stevemonty311 5 years ago

    man, if the Padres pitching coaches can’t figure him out, then he is hopeless.

  10. stevemonty311 5 years ago

    man, if the Padres pitching coaches can’t figure him out, then he is hopeless.

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