Mike Gallo

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Michael Dwain Gallo is a Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

 relief pitcher
Relief pitcher
A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness, fatigue, ejection, or for other strategic reasons, such as being substituted by a pinch hitter...

 who is currently a free agent
Free agent
In professional sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has expired and who is thus eligible to sign with another club or franchise....



He debuted for the Houston Astros
Houston Astros
The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team located in Houston, Texas. They are a member of the National League Central division. The Astros are expected to join the American League West division in 2013. Since , they have played their home games at Minute Maid Park, known as Enron Field...

 on July 2, . Career-wise, he is 3-1 with an ERA of 3.79. He attended Long Beach State.

In , he was 0-1 with an ERA
Earned run average
In baseball statistics, earned run average is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. It is determined by dividing the number of earned runs allowed by the number of innings pitched and multiplying by nine...

 of 2.66 in 36 appearances. In the 2005 postseason, he pitched 5.1 innings and only gave up one run
Run (baseball)
In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances around first, second and third base and returns safely to home plate, touching the bases in that order, before three outs are recorded and all obligations to reach base safely on batted balls are met or assured...

 on 4 hits
Hit (baseball)
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. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=gallomi01 He started with the Houston Astros, but was sent down to their Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express
Round Rock Express
The Round Rock Express is a class Triple-A Pacific Coast League minor league baseball team in Round Rock, Texas, owned by RSR Sports and founded by Reid Ryan, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan. The team is affiliated with the Texas Rangers, for whom Nolan Ryan serves as the president and...

, on June 2, 2006, after compiling a 1-2 record and a 6.06 ERA in 16.1 innings pitched.

In 2006, he was on the Italian baseball team in the World Baseball Classic
World Baseball Classic
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On December 18, 2006, he signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1991, they started play in 1993 and are in the West Division of the National League. The team is named after the Rocky Mountains...

. In , he spent the entire season in Triple-A with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Colorado Springs Sky Sox
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are a minor league baseball team in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The team's colors are red and blue. The team plays in the Pacific Coast League and are the Triple-A affiliate of the major league Colorado Rockies...

. In 56 relief appearances, he went 2-6 with a 5.10 ERA.

During the 07-08 off-season, Gallo signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays
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, but was released on June 5.

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