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He’s back! Brewers sign RHP Yovani Gallardo to 1-year deal

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers announced on Thursday, December 21st that the team has signed right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo to a one-year contract.

TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 08: Yovani Gallardo #49 of the Texas Rangers throws a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during game one of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 8, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Gallardo, 31, owns a career record of 113-93 with a 3.93 ERA in 298 games (289 starts) with Milwaukee (2007-14), Texas (2015), Baltimore
(2016) and Seattle (2017). As a Brewer, he is 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in 214 games (211 starts). He is the all-time franchise leader in strikeouts (1,226) and ranks among the franchise leaders in winning percentage (3rd, .582), wins (5th), ERA (5th), starts (6th) and innings pitched (7th, 1289.1). Gallardo is also the all-time franchise leader in home runs (12) by a pitcher.

After eight seasons with Milwaukee, Gallardo was traded to Texas on January 19, 2015 in exchange for current All-Star closer Corey Knebel and two other players (INF Luis Sardiñas and RHP Marcos Diplan). He was originally selected by the Brewers in the second round of the 2004 FirstYear Player Draft.

The Brewers also picked up right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin and signed him to a two-year contract.

SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: Jhoulys Chacin #46 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at PETCO Park on September 23, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Chacín, who turns 30 on January 7, is coming off one of his best Major League seasons after going 13-10 with a 3.89 ERA in a career-high
32 starts with San Diego. He held opponents to a .235 batting average, surrendering only 157 hits in 180.1 innings pitched. His career-high 153 strikeouts led the team along with his 13 wins. Chacín went 9-5 with a 2.93 ERA over his last 20 starts last season as opponents batted just .210.

Chacín owns a career record of 59-67 with a 3.93 ERA in 195 games (167 starts) with Colorado (2009-14), Arizona (2015), Atlanta (2016), LA of Anaheim (2016) and San Diego (2017).

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