(1/5/2009) OF John Gall and 1B Mark Saccomanno and 2B Jason Smith agreed to minor-league deals with the Astros on Monday. The 30-year-old Gall hit .312 with 12 home runs and 76 RBI last season at Triple-A Albuquerque, while Saccomanno, 28, hit a home run in his first big-league at-bat with Houston last season. He hit .297 with 27 homers and 84 RBI in 137 games for Triple-A Round Rock last season. Smith, 31, hit .214 in 22 games with the Royals last year and .253 with seven triples and 62 RBI at Triple-A Omaha last season.
Gall to play for Team USA
(7/17/2008) Florida minor league first baseman John Gall will miss the entire month of August for Triple-A Albuquerque to play for Team USA in the Olympics.
(5/22/2007) Marlins OF John Gall cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Gall designated for assignment
(5/18/2007) The Marlins claimed OF Todd Linden off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Friday and designated OF John Gall for assignment.
Gall gets a start in Washington
(5/13/2007) OF John Gall started in right Saturday at Washington, a day after being called up from Albuquerque.
Gall, Wood fighting for bench spot
(3/29/2007) The Miami Herald reports that OF John Gall and INF Jason Wood are vying for the final roster spot on the Marlins. Wood is hitting .415 this spring (17-for-41) with two homers and six RBI while Gall is hitting .263 (10-for-38) with five RBI.
Marlins reassign two players Thursday
(3/29/2007) The Marlins assigned reliever Nate Field and outfielder John Gall to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.
Marlins need to fill RF void
(3/24/2007) An MRI taken Friday on Jeremy Hermida's right kneecap revealed a deep bone bruise, according to MLB.com The remedy for now is indefinite rest, putting Opening Day in jeopardy for the projected Marlins' starting right fielder. "It's something that is out of my control," Hermida said on Saturday morning. "It's not something I did. It happened. It's a freak thing. There is nothing you can do about it but sit back and let it get better. I went through the whole stage of being frustrated about it yesterday."
Gall drives in three
(3/16/2007) Marlins 1B John Gall went raised his spring batting average to .265, going 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs Thursday.
Marlins hand out spring invites
(1/4/2007) The Marlins agreed to terms and offered spring training invitations to 3B Joe Dillon, 1B/OF John Gall, SS Zach Sorensen, 3B Jason Wood, 3B/1B Scott Seabol, OF Alex Sanchez, C Chris Ashby, C Paul Hoover, OF Nick Trzesniak, RHP Roy Corcoran, RHP Nate Field, RHP Lee Gardner, RHP Mike Koplove, RHP Wes Obermueller, RHP Eddy Rodriguez, RHP Jimmy Serrano and LHP Chris George. Also, they extended spring training invitations to organizational players: OF Brett Carroll, OF Alejandro De Aza, C Brad Davis, C Brett Hayes, RHP Gabby Hernandez, RHP Jacob Marceaux, RHP Ryan Tucker, RHP Chris Volstad, LHP Aaron Thompson and LHP Sean West.
Gall chooses Korea
(7/20/2006) OF John Gall, a perennial prospect who never got much of a shot with the Cardinals, has left to play professionally in Korea.
Gall cut from Cards' 40-man
(7/19/2006) The Cardinals released OF John Gall from their 40-man roster.
Gall switch to third not permanent
(5/15/2006) John Gall has played some third base recently at Triple-A Memphis, but according to MLB.com, it's not indicative of a long-term switch. Travis Hanson was unavailable and the club needed someone to play third, so in stepped Gall.
John Gall returned to Memphis
(5/8/2006) Gall was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday, as the team activated veteran Larry Bigbie (foot) from the 15-day disabled list.
Gall starts in Cards' OF
(5/3/2006) LF John Gall got his first start since being recalled. He had a first-inning single but struck out in the fifth, seventh and ninth, with the last two strikeouts coming with two runners on base.
John Gall gets the call
(4/28/2006) Gall was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Friday, replacing Ricardo Rincon (shoulder) on the active roster. He has posted a .383 average with 31 hits and 14 RBI in 20 games, landing him in fifth place in the Pacific Coast League in average.
Gall optioned to Triple-A
(3/29/2006) St. Louis optioned outfielder John Gall and first baseman/outfielder Chris Duncan to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday. Earlier in the week the Cardinals released reliever Jeff Nelson and utility player Brian Daubach.
Gall homers off Joey Devine
(3/20/2006) OF John Gall got his third pinch hit in four at-bats, cracking a three-run homer off Braves RHP Joey Devine, who hadn't allowed an earned run all spring. Gall should be one of the five bench men on the club.
Cards give OF Gall year deal
(2/17/2006) The Cardinals agreed to terms with LHP Carmen Cali, LHP Randy Flores, LHP Tyler Johnson, RHP Juan Mateo, LHP Chris Narveson, RHP Adam Wainwright, 1B-OF Chris Duncan, OF John Gall, OF Reid Gorecki, 3B Travis Hanson, INF Brendon Ryan and OF Skip Schumaker on one-year contracts.
John Gall in the mix
(2/17/2006) Cardinals manager Tony La Russa hasn't eliminated right-handed-hitting John Gall from the left-field mix. Gall showed an aggressive bat in a late-season audition and wasn't as bad defensively as he had been before.
Gall makes Cards' playoff roster
(10/4/2005) John Gall and John Rodriguez, 27-year-old outfielders, were included Tuesday on the St. Louis Cardinals' 25-man roster for Round 1 of the playoffs. "I knew there was a chance, but I don't count my chickens until they hatch," Gall said. "Hopefully I get a chance to help the team." Both players are signed only through this season, and Rodriguez sees thepostseason as a chance to showcase his talents if the Cardinals don't re-signhim. "If I do well, now other teams can see me," Rodriguez said. "Now I'llhave postseason experience."
Reserve Gall hits rare homer
(9/21/2005) INF John Gall hit a three-run homer in the third, the 200th allowed by Reds pitchers this season. Cincinnati gave up a club-record 236 homers last season, three shy of the NL record.
(9/8/2005) The Cardinals recalled RHP Anthony Reyes, LHP Randy Flores, RHP Adam Wainwright, OF Skip Schumaker and OF/1B John Gall from Triple-A Memphis. They purchased the contracts of 1B Chris Duncan and LHP Tyler Johnson from Triple-A Memphis.
Gall optioned to Triple-A
(8/10/2005) First baseman/outfielder John Gall was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.
Cardinals call up OF/1B Gall
(7/26/2005) John Gall has been called up from Triple-A Memphis, where he was hitting .270 with 10 home runs, 17 doubles and 47 RBI.
(3/28/2005) The Cardinals reassigned outfielder John Gall to Triple-A Memphis.
Gall headed to Colorado?
(8/9/2004) The Cardinals confirmed over the weekend that both players to be named later headed to the Rockies in the Larry Walker trade are on the major-league roster, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. John Gall, who has batted .298 with 21 home runs and 72 RBI for Triple-A Memphis, is reportedly one of the players headed to Colorado.
Gall still on a hitting tear
(6/22/2004) Cardinals left fielder John Gall, currently with Triple-A Memphis, went 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI on Monday. He's batting .433 with eight homers and 20 RBI in his last 15 games.
Gall belts 16th home run
(6/14/2004) Cardinals prospect John Gall, currently with Triple-A Memphis, went 2-for-5 with his 16th home run of the season on Sunday. He's now batting .312.
Gall hitting well in Triple-A
(6/9/2004) Cardinals prospect John Gall, currently with Triple-A Memphis, went 3-for-5 on Tuesday to raise his season average to .315. He's 10-for-19 with 24 total bases in his last five games.
Cardinals purchase Gall's contract
(10/28/2003) The Cardinals purchased the contract of John Gall from Triple-A Memphis on Monday, adding him to the 40-man roster. He batted .312 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI for Memphis this year.