Brewers place Yovani Gallardo on DL with strained hamstring

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Gallardo left the first game of the Brewers' double-header Tuesday early due to a hamstring injury.

One hour from the trade deadline and the Brewers made a roster move. Unfortunately, it's not necessarily the kind we would prefer--the team placed Yovani Gallardo on the disabled list with a strained hamstring.

Gallardo pitched 4.2 innings Tuesday in the first game of the Brewers' double-header against the Cubs. He had allowed three runs on six hits and three walks up to that point, but left the game early due to an apparent injury in his left hamstring.

In the short run, Gallardo being out won't necessarily hurt the Brewers. He had been struggling heavily all season long, and Tyler Thornburg can easily slot into his spot in the rotation after starting the second game yesterday. Milwaukee doesn't even need to make an extra roster move. Scooter Gennett was on the team as the 26th man for the double header and will remain in the majors for now.

Gallardo is now sure to remain with the Brewers this season. The trade rumors surrounding him had already died down after a horrendous start against the Padres on the 25th. His injury just further drives teams away from having interest in the right-hander.

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