Pirates Acquire Sean Gallagher From Padres

The Pirates have acquired Sean Gallagher from San Diego for cash considerations, tweets Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The Padres designated the right-hander for assignment nearly a week ago to make room on their roster for Tim Stauffer. There were at least a "handful" of teams interested in Gallagher, who had come to San Diego from the Athletics as the player to be named later in last year's Scott Hairston trade.

Gallagher has yet to make a real impact at the major league level, compiling a 5.57 ERA in 60 career appearances. However, he is still just 24 years old, is under team control through 2014, and was ranked as the 82nd-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America heading into the 2008 season.

18 Responses to Pirates Acquire Sean Gallagher From Padres Leave a Reply

  1. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    The sequel to the disaster of Dana Eveland. Over or under 3 appearances for Gallagher before he is DFA’d?

    • rayking 5 years ago

      I will boldly predict 5 appearances, then DFA’d.

      Of course, he might stick around the rest of the season if Dotel and/or Carrasco are traded. On the other hand, I don’t know when Zach Duke is supposed to return, that could result in a Gallagher DFA.

  2. GasLampGuru 5 years ago

    He’ll fit right in with the Pirates – no one on that roster can pitch. Gallagher has slightly above average stuff, but he lacks command and doesn’t trust his stuff. His mechanics are also a mess. He sucks. Bringing him into a game is like pouring gas on the fire.

  3. crashcameron 5 years ago

    ah yes — the Pirates.
    the place where once mildly-promising prospects go to fade away.
    just for you, oh, faithful patrons of Willie Stargell Stadium: please welcome … the next Craig Hansen!

  4. and to think…a few years ago people were upset he was included in the Harden deal…looks like a decent move for once by ol hendry boy

    • crashcameron 5 years ago

      hendry’s problems have never been about his ability to trade away marginal major leaguers!!!

      • crashcameron 5 years ago

        and it’s not like the Cubs haven’t ‘developed’ plenty of marginal major leaguers for Hendry’s use

  5. bucco_nation 5 years ago

    why not take a chance, what’s there to lose?

  6. jb1996 5 years ago

    who’s roster spot is Gallagher taking? both 40 man roster and 25 man roster?

    • K_in_PA 5 years ago

      Daniel McCutchen was/will be sent down. There were a couple openings on the 40-man already.

    • K_in_PA 5 years ago

      Daniel McCutchen was/will be sent down. There were a couple openings on the 40-man already.

  7. he’s only 24. But i hear ya, Pads needed him out of the bullpen

  8. BuccoMike 5 years ago

    I would say Brendan Donnelly on the 25 man (i hope) , on the 40 not sure.

  9. malcolmec 5 years ago

    Wait a minute… the Pirates made a trade involving a big league player and cash, and they actually ACQUIRED the player? This could be a big step for the organization. At least in theory.

  10. Padres_Fan_2010 5 years ago

    Im guessing that the cash will help the padres get someone to trade for either a bat or a pitcher. I hope they can sign Adrian but they just can’t afford him

  11. PKJ 5 years ago

    I heard the reason Gallagher was traded was because he smashed a watermelon with a sledgehammer in the clubhouse.

  12. JST1331 5 years ago

    3 letters represents this guy can you guess them?


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