According to Levi Weaver from The Athletic, Texas Rangers left fielder Joey Gallo is going to miss some time due a broken hamate bone in his right hand.
Source confirms that Joey Gallo will undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone.
— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) July 25, 2019
This would hold Gallo out of the Rangers lineup for at least 3-6 weeks. There is no time frame for when the surgery will take place and according to reports recovery from removing a hamate bone will depend on Gallo’s pain tolerance.
Gallo left Tuesdays game against the Seattle Mariners in the eighth inning with the injury, after just recently being added back into the lineup after missing 3 weeks in June due to an oblique injury.
Prior to these injuries, Gallo was having one of, if not his best season as an MLB player. His batting average is up 47 points from last year at .253 and he is on pace to shatter his previous single-season home run record of 41, already sitting at 22 despite playing in only 70 games.
This is a huge loss for the Rangers who have a record of 51-51 sitting only 6.5 games out of a wildcard spot. With Willie Calhoun expected to be called up today to take Gallo’s spot on the active roster, Texas will have their hands full trying to stay in the running for a playoff spot with arguably their best position player out until at least September.