May 15, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo (49) pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Yovani Gallardo Day To Day After Spraining Ankle

Brewers’ starter Yovani Gallardo suffered a left ankle sprain in last night’s loss to the Atlanta Braves and is considered day to day.

During the fourth inning, Gallardo leaped for a ball off the bat of Julio Teheran, and appeared to have rolled his ankle. Gallardo was in obvious pain and was removed from the game, despite his pleas to stay in.

“He wanted to stay in the game,” manager Ron Roenicke told reporters after the game. “Our concern is you have a bad ankle and all of a sudden you land funny and you do something to your arm. It’s not worth taking the chance on that to get a couple of extra innings out of him.”

According to the Brewers, X-rays were negative on Gallardo’s ankle, but Roenicke doesn’t know if Gallardo will be able to make his next start on May 25.

“It all depends on how it is tomorrow,” Gallardo said. “It’s stiff now, but hopefully it’s nothing big.”

Gallardo exited the game after 3 1/3 innings. He gave up four runs on four hits while walking three.

 

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