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MLB Trade Rumors: Joey Gallo Injury Clouds Trade Talks

Isaiah De Los Santos
Jun 9, 2021, 11:56 AM EDT
The recent injury to Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo clouds his trade value ahead of the deadline.
The recent injury to Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo clouds his trade value ahead of the deadline. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images
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Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo is one of the hottest names leading up to the MLB Trade Deadline. As the Rangers toil away with a 23-39 record (the third worst in the majors), they could be sellers at the deadline with a playoff berth seeming like a longshot.

However, Gallo's recent injury could be a problem in trade talks.

Joey Gallo Trade Rumors

The Rangers outfielder was removed from Tuesday's game due to groin tightness, an area that is always troublesome. There's no update on Gallo's status yet, but it's concerning news that could impact his trade value if it proves to be serious.

Gallo has racked up 11 home runs and 27 RBI this season while slashing .210/.369/.405. The power hitter has drawn a majors-best 46 walks so far this year as well.

Contenders are swirling and hoping to land the slugger as they gear up for a playoff run. And Texas would like to capitalize on his value to get pieces to help with their rebuild. But his injury status ahead of the deadline will be a major factor that affects the Rangers' return for the outfielder.

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