After a terrible start to the MLB season, the Texas Rangers may see those yellow roses bloom again.
The Rangers called up twenty-one year old power phenom Joey Gallo on Tuesday. The former first round pick, a third baseman, will take Adrian Beltre’s spot on the roster as he recovers from injury. Gallo wasted no time ingratiating himself to the Ranger faithful in Tuesday’s tilt versus the Chisox, going three for four with a mammoth home run in a win for Texas.
The former first round selection looks to help turn things around for the 27-25 Rangers. The long-time doormat Astros lead the division at 33-20, but look primed to fade. The Rangers have won their last four as Gallo joins Prince Fielder in the middle of the lineup. He has been told he will be sent to the minors upon Beltre’s return.
Fans at FreedomPop know that Gallo has impressed in his three years in the minors, hitting 22, 40, and 42 home runs, with a .268 batting average. He is in the vanguard of young power hitters to hit the majors this year, along with the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson and the Cubs’ Kris Bryant, who have also put some new dents in league stadiums.
His callup came a little late in the season to warrant talk of Rookie Of The Year honors, but the future looks a little brighter today for Rangers fans.