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Top Zac Gallen News

  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Faces batters Sunday

    Gallen tossed a live batting-practice session Sunday, Steve Gilbert of reports.

    This was the first time facing batters this spring for Gallen, who is prepping for his scheduled Cactus League debut Friday. "I felt all right," the right-hander said. "I mean, I still feel a little rushed, but that's just a timing thing. I think that just comes with time of getting used to seeing hitters again." Gallen, who threw a career-high 243.2 innings combined between the regular season and playoffs in 2023, is being brought along slowly this spring but should be Arizona's Opening Day starter.

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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: First Cactus League start set

    Gallen is set to make his first Cactus League start March 1 against the Reds, Jack Magruder of reports.

    Gallen, projected as Arizona's No. 1 starter, tossed a career-high 243.2 innings in 2023, including the postseason. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talked about building up both Gallen and No. 2 starter Merrill Kelly, who threw a career-high 201.2 innings. "Obviously the buildup is of maximum concern -- we want to make sure they are at a certain pitch limit for their first start of the year," Lovullo said. Gallen was 17-9 with a 3.47 ERA (3.26 FIP) and 1.12 WHIP over 34 regular-season starts last season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Avoids arbitration with D-Backs

    Gallen agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of reports.

    Gallen is coming off of a strong 2023 season during which he posted a 3.47 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across a career-high 210 innings. He has one more year of arbitration eligibility and will remain a key member of the Arizona rotation in 2024.

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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Named World Series Game 1 starter

    Gallen will start Friday in Game 1 of the World Series against the Rangers, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

    Gallen was available in relief but wasn't needed as the Diamondbacks disposed of the Phillies in Game 7 of the NLCS on Tuesday to advance to the World Series. He'll be pitching on five days' rest after taking a loss in each of his two NLCS outings. The Rangers have not yet named a Game 1 starter.

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  • Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Could make Game 7 appearance

    Gallen will be available for Game 7 of the NLCS against the Phillies on Tuesday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Gallen took the mound for Saturday's Game 5, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks while fanning one over six innings. Despite tossing 93 pitches only a few days ago, he'll be ready to go in relief if called upon with a chance to go to the World Series on the line.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 189 lbs
Birthplace: Gibbsboro, NJ
Age: 28
School: North Carolina
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R