Rangers' Joey Gallo Cleared To Return To Practice, GM Jon Daniels Details Return

105.3 The Fan
July 10, 2020 - 1:07 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Rangers' slugger Joey Gallo has been cleared to return to practice, the team's general manager Jon Daniels said on Friday during an interview with 105.3 The Fan's K&C Masterpiece. 

"I think Joey's been good. He's been ready to go," Daniels said. "I think especially when guys are asymptomatic, it's kind of a mental challenge getting pulled out because he's never felt sick in any way. That's obviously a good thing, but it was also confusing i think for the individual when you can't be doing what you want to do, and you don't feel like anything is necessarily wrong. You got to follow these protocols, we're not going to cut any corners, we're not going to, even with our best players, you're not going to take any chances."

According to Daniels, after Gallo tested negative on two consecutive tests, the Rangers we're informed that Gallo was cleared to return by the league.

"So, Joey was out for a little while, he tested this week twice negative on the MLB's saliva test, the PCR test," Daniels said. "We got the second result last night and let him know. There's some follow up with our doctors, and then follow up with the MLB doctors to kind of review all of the information, and then they greenlighted that he could come back and return today. We're excited to have him back, he just took some BP, I think he's out shagging right now, and we'll give him a couple of days to get fully back into it before (Chris Woodward) puts him into a game."

Gallo was sidelined on following his positive test result from the COVID-19 virus on July 6th. Gallo was asymptomatic during his bout with the virus.

Gallo was originally tested on June 27th and the result was negative. However, following another test on the 2nd of July, the results came back positive, leading Gallo to miss time.