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Brewers release Yovani Gallardo

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CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Yovani Gallardo #49 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 25, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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The Brewers have released pitcher Yovani Gallardo, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The Brewers will be on the hook for $500,000 of his $2 million non-guaranteed salary.

Gallardo, 32, served up 10 runs (seven earned) on 12 hits and eight walks with 12 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings this spring. He had been vying for a spot in the Brewers’ rotation, but was told he would be shifted into a relief role a couple weeks ago. He was then told on Saturday he would not be included on the Opening Day roster.

Last season with the Mariners, Gallardo struggled to a 5.72 ERA with a 94/60 K/BB ratio in 130 2/3 innings. He wasn’t much better the year prior with the Orioles as he posted a 5.42 ERA in 118 frames.

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