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.


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12 Comments on "Padres Designate Sean Gallagher For Assignment"


Ian_Smell
5 years 2 months ago

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

5 years 2 months ago

And that is the life of the AAAA player.

Threat_Level_RedSox
5 years 2 months ago

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

$3534462
5 years 2 months ago

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

myk13
5 years 2 months ago

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

Ron_Burgundy
5 years 2 months ago

Methinks a trade is forthcoming.

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
5 years 2 months ago

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

5 years 2 months ago

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.

5 years 2 months ago

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.

5 years 2 months ago

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.

stevemonty311
5 years 2 months ago

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

stevemonty311
5 years 2 months ago

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