The Reds announced Saturday that they have signed veteran righty Yovani Gallardo to a one-year deal. According to a major-league source, the deal guarantees $750k and can reach $1 million with performance bonuses.
Gallardo signed a non-guaranteed one-year deal with the Brewers in December, but didn’t make the team and was released at the end of spring training. Multiple clubs showed interest in bringing him aboard over the last week, with Cincinnati offering a guaranteed spot to provide depth behind a young rotation of that is dealing with injuries to Anthony DeSclafani and Brandon Finnegan.
Gallardo, 32, struggled to a 5.72 ERA and 5.53 FIP in 130.2 innings for the Mariners last year after being acquired from the Orioles over the winter. He’ll enter his 12th major-league campaign with his fifth different club after stints in Milwaukee (2007-14), Texas (2015), Baltimore (2016) and Seattle (2017).