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SportsDay Aug 18, 2019
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo is 'improving every day' in recovery from surgery, hopes to return for final stretch

Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo is 'improving every day' in recovery from surgery, hopes to return for final stretch

ARLINGTON -- Joey Gallo has moved to swinging with a real bat, albeit “really lightly.” The Rangers outfielder is still at least a couple weeks away from returning after surgery to remove the broken hamate hook in his right hand. “But it’s improving every day at least. It takes time,” Gallo said Sunday. Gallo and Rangers manager Chris Woodward each said they would like him to return to the lineup for at least the final two to three weeks of the season. “Obviously, I want to get out there and play. For me, it’s like I want to make sure I’m healthy and I want to make sure I...
SportsDay Aug 18, 2019
How the Rangers plan to use Brock Burke and Joe Palumbo down the stretch; Joey Gallo is 'improving every day' in recovery from surgery

How the Rangers plan to use Brock Burke and Joe Palumbo down the stretch; Joey Gallo is 'improving every day' in recovery from surgery

ARLINGTON -- Joey Gallo has moved to swinging with a real bat, albeit “really lightly.” The Rangers outfielder is still at least a couple weeks away from returning after surgery to remove the broken hamate hook in his right hand. “But it’s improving every day at least. It takes time,” Gallo said Sunday. Gallo and Rangers manager Chris Woodward each said they would like him to return to the lineup for at least the final two to three weeks of the season. “Obviously, I want to get out there and play. For me, it’s like I want to make sure I’m healthy and I want to make sure I...
SportsDay Aug 17, 2019
Here's how the Rangers can start fixing their offense; grading Chris Woodward's first season as manager

Here's how the Rangers can start fixing their offense; grading Chris Woodward's first season as manager

Evan Grant, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat Friday. Check out some of his answers below!What is going on with the Rangers on the offensive end? What do they need to do to get back on track?Grant: Having Joey Gallo back in the lineup would certainly help. But short of that, they've got to start making adjustments. What has been exposed over and over are the team's offensive flaws (particularly expanding the strike zone). Until hitters make that adjustment, teams are going to do the same thing over and...
SportsDay Jul 31, 2019
Weeks away from swinging a bat, Rangers' Joey Gallo still intent on returning this season

Weeks away from swinging a bat, Rangers' Joey Gallo still intent on returning this season

ARLINGTON -- Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo, who had surgery last week to remove the broken hamate hook in his right hand, said he's probably about two weeks or so from beginning to swing a bat. Gallo still doesn't have feeling in the tips of his right ring finger and pinky. That is not unusual with the surgery because it requires moving a nerve.Gallo said he remains intent on being able to return to the Rangers lineup this season. The usual recovery time on this injury is six to eight weeks. That would most likely put him on track to return in early September. Gallo acknowledged Wednesday...
SportsDay Jul 25, 2019
Rangers Joey Gallo likely to miss 6 weeks after undergoing surgery for broken hamate bone; Willie Calhoun called up

Rangers Joey Gallo likely to miss 6 weeks after undergoing surgery for broken hamate bone; Willie Calhoun called up

OAKLAND, Calif. - Quite a day Thursday for the Rangers outfield.On Thursday morning, Joey Gallo went to the doctor with some inconclusive scans in hand. By the afternoon, he was Instagramming photos of his post-op hand, Willie Calhoun was in the Rangers clubhouse and Nomar Mazara's future was that much more in limbo.A consultation with Dallas hand specialist Dr. Thomas DiLiberti revealed what an X-ray and MRI had not: That Gallo had broken the hook on the hamate bone in his right hand. And, as luck would have it, DiLiberti was able to fit him in for the quick procedure immediately.The simple...
SportsDay Jul 25, 2019
Rangers' Joey Gallo likely to miss 6 weeks after undergoing surgery for broken hamate bone in right wrist

Rangers' Joey Gallo likely to miss 6 weeks after undergoing surgery for broken hamate bone in right wrist

OAKLAND, Calif. - Quite a day Thursday for the Rangers outfield.On Thursday morning, Joey Gallo went to the doctor with some inconclusive scans in hand. By the afternoon, he was Instagramming photos of his post-op hand, Willie Calhoun was in the Rangers clubhouse and Nomar Mazara's future was that much more in limbo.A consultation with Dallas hand specialist Dr. Thomas DiLiberti revealed what an X-ray and MRI had not: That Gallo had broken the hook on the hamate bone in his right hand. And, as luck would have it, DiLiberti was able to fit him in for the quick procedure immediately.The simple...
SportsDay Jul 25, 2019
Rangers' Joey Gallo undergoes surgery for broken hamate bone in right wrist

Rangers' Joey Gallo undergoes surgery for broken hamate bone in right wrist

Another twist to Joey Gallo's breakout season.Emphasis on break.Two sources confirmed that Gallo broke the small hamate bone in his right hand and was to undergo surgery Thursday afternoon to remove it. While the procedure is simple and the hamate bone unnecessary, the recovery period still takes at least a month.The Rangers planned to recall Willie Calhoun from Triple-A Nashville to replace Gallo on the active roster.Gallo had been struggling since the All-Star break and had mentioned that he had some soreness in the wrist. On Tuesday, he exited the Rangers' game with Seattle in the eighth...
Lone Star Ball Jul 25, 2019
Gallo to i.l., Calhoun up

Gallo to i.l., Calhoun up

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports As expected, the Rangers have put Joey Gallo on the injured list and recalled Willie Calhoun Texas Rangers transactions: Joey Gallo has been placed on the 10 day injured list, and Willie Calhoun has been recalled from AAA Nashville to take his place, the Rangers announced today. This move has been expected after the news this afternoon that Gallo was having surgery for a broken hamate bone in his wrist. John Blake says Gallo is expected to miss a minimum of 4 weeks, and with Gallo out, Calhoun will now be part of the rotation at the corner outfield and DH...
Lone Star Ball Jul 25, 2019
Texas Rangers lineup for July 25, 2019

Texas Rangers lineup for July 25, 2019

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Texas starts a four game set in Oakland this evening Texas Rangers lineup for July 25, 2019 against the Oakland A’s: starting pitchers are Ariel Jurado for the Rangers and Brett Anderson for the A’s. Texas begins a four game series tonight in Oakland, and will not have Joey Gallo, who is undergoing surgery for a broken hamate bone, available for the series, or the next month-plus. The lineup: Choo — RF Santana — LF Elvis — SS Pence — DH Odor — 2B Forsythe — 1B Cabrera — 3B DeShields — CF Federowicz — C
SportsDay Jul 25, 2019
Source: Rangers' Joey Gallo to undergo surgery for broken hamate bone in right wrist

Source: Rangers' Joey Gallo to undergo surgery for broken hamate bone in right wrist

The Texas Rangers will likely be without Joey Gallo for all of August.A source told SportsDay's Evan Grant that Gallo is undergoing surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his right wrist, likely sidelining him until early September. Gallo is expected to undergo the procedure today.More to come on this developing story.
Lone Star Ball Jul 25, 2019
Joey Gallo to undergo surgery for broken hamate bone

Joey Gallo to undergo surgery for broken hamate bone

David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Levi Weaver says Joey Gallo will be undergoing surgery for a broken hamate bone Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo will undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone, says Levi Weaver. Gallo would, assuming this is correct, be anticipated to miss the next one-two months. This is a huge blow for the Rangers, who will be losing their best position player, and a guy who, prior to going on the injured list with an oblique injury, was having an MVP caliber season. The return from surgery to remove a hamate bone depends a good deal on pain tolerance; that...
SportsDay Jul 24, 2019
Why Rangers manager Chris Woodward says he was 'proud' of Rougned Odor even before his recent turnaround

Why Rangers manager Chris Woodward says he was 'proud' of Rougned Odor even before his recent turnaround

Editor's note: This was posted after the news that Joey Gallo is likely heading back to the IL and may miss a month with a possible hamate bone issue. Rangers manager Chris Woodward joined the G-Bag Nation on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] recently to talk about the team. Here are some of the highlights:On Rougned Odor's recent turnaroundWoodward: "I'm proud of him. He's withstood some criticism. He knows, I'm sure he feels it. His family feels it. He wants to be successful, I think it just came down to he needed some results and he's been taking better swings for the last month, which you could see...
Lone Star Ball Jul 24, 2019
Joey Gallo seeing hand specialist, likely i.l. bound

Joey Gallo seeing hand specialist, likely i.l. bound

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo will likely be heading to the injured list due to a hand issue Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo will be returning to the Metroplex to see a hand specialist after an MRI today was inconclusive, per the beats on Twitter. Gallo is apparently headed to the injured list, with Willie Calhoun (who was sent down just last week, and who is not in the lineup for Nashville today) expected to be called up to replace him. Calhoun would seem likely to split time in the corner outfield spots and at DH with Nomar Mazara, Hunter Pence and...
SportsDay Jul 24, 2019
Joey Gallo likely headed to IL, could miss a month, with possible hamate bone issue

Joey Gallo likely headed to IL, could miss a month, with possible hamate bone issue

SEATTLE - The Rangers are concerned Joey Gallo may have fractured the hamate bone in his right hand, an injury that would require surgery and likely cost him all of August.After an X-ray Wednesday night and an MRI Thursday were inconclusive, the Rangers sent Gallo back to Texas to see hand specialist Dr. Thomas DiLiberti to get a better feel. A tendon/ligament issue in the wrist area is also a possibility. Either way, Gallo is likely to end up on the injured list for the second time since June 1. The Rangers are expected to recall outfielder Willie Calhoun from Triple-A Nashville to replace...
Lone Star Ball Jul 24, 2019
Joey Gallo getting an MRI

Joey Gallo getting an MRI

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Joey Gallo left last night’s game with a sore wrist, and is getting an MRI today Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo is getting an MRI today after leaving last night’s game against the Seattle Mariners with a sore wrist. Chris Woodward said after the game that Gallo (who has been mired in a deep slump this month) has been battling a wrist issue for some time. Gallo is out of the lineup today, and if he ends up needing a stint on the i.l., T.R. Sullivan says Willie Calhoun would be called back up. Gallo missed time earlier this year with a strained oblique,...

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