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Top Cam Gallagher News

  • Cam Gallagher: Becomes free agent

    Gallagher elected free agency Friday.

    The Guardians DFA'd Gallagher on Monday after he put up an .322 OPS over 149 plate appearances, and the 30-year-old backstop will now look to latch on with another team. Given his performance in 2023 and underwhelming MLB track record, it's unlikely Gallagher will be offered more than a minor-league deal.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Designated for assignment

    Gallagher was designated for assignment by the Guardians on Monday.

    Gallagher somehow was given 149 plate appearances in 2023 even as he slashed an embarrassing .126/.154/.168. He'll go through the waiver process.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Limited role in final month

    Gallagher played in just eight games in September, going 1-for-20 (.050).

    Gallagher's usage declined with Bo Naylor earning the starting role behind the dish and David Fry settling in as backup. Over 149 plate appearances this season, Gallagher slashed a terrible .126/.154/.168 with six doubles, seven RBI, six runs scored and no home runs. He's still a fine defensive catcher, but there's likely little future for him in Cleveland.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Returns from injured list

    The Guardians activated Gallagher (concussion) from the 7-day injured list Thursday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    After being taken out of Cleveland's game Aug. 16 against Cincinnati, Gallagher will return to the active roster after a minimum-length stay on the 7-day IL. However, the 30-year-old backstop has been a liability at the plate with a .339 OPS through 127 plate appearances this season and remains unlikely to see consistent playing time behind Bo Naylor, especially with the Guardians recently landing Eric Haase.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Enters 7-day concussion IL

    Gallagher was placed on the 7-day injured list with a concussion Thursday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Gallagher was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Reds to undergo precautionary testing. Zack Collins was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to serve as Bo Naylor's backup while Gallagher is on the shelf.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Exits contest

    Gallagher (head) was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Reds to undergo precautionary testing, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

    Gallagher went 0-for-1 before sustaining the head injury. He can be considered day-to-day until the results of those tests are known, but there's a chance he could end up on the 7-day concussion injured list if the results aren't good.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Starting Friday

    Gallagher is starting at catcher and batting ninth Friday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Gallagher will take over behind the plate Friday after Mike Zunino was designated for assignment by the Guardians. Gallagher could now become Cleveland's primary catcher, though he has produced an anemic .147/.177/.187 slash line over 75 at-bats in 29 games this season. David Fry is also an option behind the plate, but top prospect Bo Naylor, who's with Triple-A Columbus, figures to be on his way sooner rather than later.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Drives in two runs

    Gallagher went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 5-0 win over the Orioles.

    Gallagher has played infrequently as the Guardians' backup catcher, and this was his second two-RBI game of the year. It's been an ugly May for Gallagher -- he's gone 5-for-32 (.156) over 12 contests. While he remains in the backup role, he could be at risk of losing his spot on the Guardians' roster if they decide to call up Bo Naylor for an extended look in the majors.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Hitting ninth vs. Seattle

    Gallagher is hitting ninth and behind the plate for Saturday's game against the Mariners.

    Gallagher will be the backstop with Aaron Civale on the mound. Mike Zunino started the first two games of the year for the Guardians, but he'll get some rest in this contest.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Added to roster

    The Guardians selected Gallagher's contract from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.

    Gallagher and Meibrys Viloria both made the roster and will be behind Mike Zunino on the depth chart. The fantasy value among the trio figures to be pretty minimal.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Makes Opening Day roster

    Gallagher has been informed that he's made the Opening Day roster for the Guardians, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

    Gallagher will be one of three catchers on the roster, with Mike Zunino as the starter and Meibrys Viloria also on the club. Gallagher signed a minor-league contract in January with Cleveland, so the Guardians will have to make room on the 40-man roster in order to purchase his contract.

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  • Guardians' Cam Gallagher: Joins Cleveland on minors deal

    Gallagher signed a minor-league contract with the Guardians on Wednesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Gallagher will head to Cleveland after being released by the Orioles in early November, joining the Guardians on a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to big-league spring training in February. The catcher spent the 2022 campaign as a member of the Royals, producing a .214/.267/.333 slash line with five doubles, five RBI and a run scored over 42 at-bats in 18 games. With newly-acquired Mike Zunino (shoulder) recovering from thoracic outlet surgery he underwent in July, Gallagher could find himself on the Opening Day roster if Zunino were to suffer a setback, though the latter is expected to ready to go for spring training.

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  • Cam Gallagher: Parts ways with Baltimore

    Gallagher rejected his outright assignment to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday and elected free agency, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Gallagher was claimed off waivers by the Orioles in September but won't remain with the organization through the offseason. He never saw the field in Baltimore but appeared in 18 games earlier in the year for Kansas City and went 9-for-42 with no home runs and five RBI.

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  • Orioles' Cam Gallagher: Scooped up by O's

    The Orioles claimed Gallagher off waivers from the Padres on Sunday and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Reliever Rico Garcia was designated for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster for Gallagher, who joins his third organization of the season after opening the year with the Royals. Gallagher should be first in line for a promotion to the big leagues if something happens to one of the two backstops on the Orioles' 40-man active roster, Adley Rutschman and Robinson Chirinos.

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  • Padres' Cam Gallagher: Designated for assignment

    Gallagher was designated for assignment by the Padres on Friday.

    Gallagher swung a hot bat for Triple-A El Paso over the last couple weeks, but that did not prevent the Padres from removing him from the 40-man roster. With 181 big-league games under his belt, Gallagher could be plucked off waivers by a team looking for some help behind the plate.

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  • Padres' Cam Gallagher: Sent to San Diego

    Gallagher was acquired by the Padres from the Royals on Tuesday in exchange for Brent Rooker, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

    A longtime backup for Kansas City, Gallagher will now head to San Diego, and he's likely to fill a similar role behind Austin Nola and Jorge Alfaro, assuming he remains in the majors. Gallagher has a .656 OPS in 171 career major-league contests.

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  • Royals' Cam Gallagher: Makes way back from restricted list

    The Royals reinstated Gallagher (personal) from the restricted list Monday.

    Gallagher was one of 10 Royals players who will rejoin the 26-man active roster after being ineligible to play during the four-game weekend series in Toronto due his vaccination status. He closed the Royals' first-half schedule with a .243/.300/.378 slash line to go with five RBI and one run across 42 plate appearances. Gallagher should settle back in as a lightly used No. 2 catcher behind MJ Melendez (personal), who was also reinstated from the restricted list Monday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Lancaster, PA
Age: 31
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R