Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo’s 2019 campaign was cut short after he underwent surgery on his right hand.
And not even a quarantine in response to the global coronavirus pandemic is keeping him from staying sharp for Opening Day 2020, which may still be months away.
In a video posted Saturday to TikTok, Gallo repeatedly hits a ball off a tee into a net set up in what appears to be the living room of an apartment. He hopes nobody complains about the makeshift batting cage.
“My neighbors are going to hate me by the time this quarantine is over,” Gallo wrote.
Gallo, 26, was in the midst of a career year last season when he was placed on the injured list in July due to a broken hamate bone. Just weeks earlier, Gallo made his first All-Star appearance as a reserve outfielder.
The former first-round pick slashed .253/.389/.598 with 22 home runs in 70 games in 2019.