Gallo exits due to right groin tightness

June 9th, 2021

Joey Gallo was removed in the eighth inning of the Rangers' 9-4 loss to the Giants on Tuesday night. The club announced it was a precautionary measure due to right groin tightness.

In the loss, Gallo went 1-for-2 at the plate with a walk and a solo home run in the second inning and also recorded an outfield assist on a stellar throw home. He’s played in 59 of the Rangers’ 61 games this season, slashing .210/.369/.405 with 11 home runs.

Rangers manager Chris Woodward said that Gallo probably would have been good to stay in the game, but the club erred on the side of caution.

“It didn't make sense to kind of push it,” Woodward said. “We have a lot of off-days coming up and we can't lose him. You know we've been having guys going down right now, it seems to be the trend. We didn't want one of our main pieces to go down right now.”