The Twins placed Joey Gallo on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to April 8, shortly before tonight’s matchup with the White Sox. The first baseman/outfielder is dealing with a right intercostal strain.
It doesn’t seem all that serious, as Gallo was participating in drills this evening. He told reporters he felt he was “in a good spot” physically tonight, though the club has evidently decided to proceed with caution (via Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com). That’d seem to suggest there’s a good chance he won’t require much or any more time than the minimal week off.
Gallo signed a one-year free agent deal last offseason. The Twins were hoping he could bounceback from a tough year and a half split between the Dodgers and Rangers. The two-time All-Star opened his Minnesota tenure with a fantastic week. Gallo has five hits (including three home runs) and a pair of walks over his first 20 plate appearances as a Twin.
A Gold Glove caliber outfielder, Gallo has primarily played first base with Minnesota. That’s because Alex Kirilloff opened the year on the injured list as he rehabs from last year’s season-ending wrist procedure. It seems both Kirilloff and second baseman Jorge Polanco are closing in on their season debuts, however. They’re each on rehab assignments with Low-A Fort Myers and should return to the majors within the next week or two.
Minnesota is playing tonight’s game a man down. They didn’t make a corresponding roster move today, although it’s possible they turn to one of their top prospects tomorrow. Aaron Gleeman of the Athletic notes that Edouard Julien was yanked from tonight’s game for Triple-A St. Paul shortly after Gallo’s IL placement was announced. Julien, ranked by Baseball America as the sport’s #97 overall prospect, was added to Minnesota’s 40-man roster last offseason. The Auburn product hit .300/.441/.490 in Double-A last season and is off to a .276/.417/.517 start in eight games in St. Paul.
Can’t Julien just drive over?
Saints are on the road.
Oh yeah. Duh…
Injury prone Gallo, was just a matter of time before he went on the IL
would they send Julien back down in 2 weeks or is he up if he produces? Obv Polanco needs to be factored in as well
Terrible news. I was looking forward to him chasing after the single season strikeout record set by Mark Reynolds.
Gallo played with the Yankees last year. Not the Rangers
Why it’s he said year and a half
Ok, sure. And he also spent part of that time with the Yankees (and it should be noted)
#Kewldood Why is that so important to you?
Hopefully he’s back soon. Like as soon as the Giants leave Minnesota perhaps
CCC is injured too… Where is Mr WAR with his back issues now?
Carlos Cheater Correa is having back spams? He won’t play 162 games ever. But WAR will help with his obscured calculation involving judges and experts and … check the MLB calculation involving “objective” sources, a lot of average and weighted average… diluting more the information and facts for $ubjective$ data… WAR is a joke…
Calculating the bizarrely and obscured WAR Statistic : 5 Steps (with Pictures) – Instructables. Simply states:
(Judges?, People? subjective criterias put above numbers and a lot of weighted or average or average. Don’t talk to their wise WAR lover about average or Rbi or HR … it’s just luck they say… and these judges are objective and neutral like our politicians and some baseball cheaters. If you happened to have a baseball batted, or in your range to make a great catch has nothing to do with luck, right? Or being protected in a line up with better players than you, it isn’t luck. Luck in adjusting your local park to your benefit or it’s luck. )
Some average criterias:
Weighted runs above average
Weighted on-base average
Weighted runs created
League weighted on-base average
Team runs per 162 games( CCC don’t play that many games.)
Ultimate base running
Judges(?) how easy or hard a ball is to field and gives more credit to harder plays made and takes away more if a player commits an error on an easier play
Positional Adjustment – adjustments are used to put all the players on the same level – calculated by people(Judges?) who watch a lot of baseball and know a lot about the game(!)
570 comes from 57% of the 1000 come from position players with the rest coming from pitchers.
This means out of 2430 games, 1000 of the wins will be because of players with positive wins above replacement(?).
RPW = 9*(MLB Runs Scored / MLB Innings Pitched)*1.5 + 3. (1.5 -? 3->?)
(Runs per win – how many runs does it take to achieve a win)
Minneapolis Dollar Pocket
Thinking too hard about things that don’t matter?
How can you tell Gallo’s injured?
It’s like Kris Kristopherson saying he’s got laryngitis.