Found March 25, 2013 on Rockies Review:
Jon Garland could provide some stability to the Rockies lineup.Colorado Rockies fans went from disgruntled to flat out angry when the club did nothing to improve a pitching staff that was laughable in 2012.Instead of upgrading in the offseason, the Rockies insisted that Jhoulys Chacin, Jorge De La Rosa and Juan Nicasio being healthy would change the fortunes of the embarrassing pitching staff. With all of the issues, most Rockies fans believed that the club should have done anything they had to do to improve the starting five.On Sunday, the Rockies addressed the issue by signing newly released right-hander Jon Garland.The veteran sinker-ball pitcher hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2011 due to a shoulder injury the sidelined him for the past year-and-a-half. The Mariners signed him to a deal that allowed him to ask for his release if there was no spot for him on the big league roster.Despite a strong showing for the Mariners in spring training, with a 1-0 record in four s...

Rockies sign right-hander Jon Garland

The Colorado Rockies have bolstered their starting rotation by signing Jon Garland to a major league contract. The 33-year-old Garland missed the last 1 1/2 seasons following surgery on his pitching shoulder in 2011 when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in four starts for Seattle this spring. He asked for his release Friday after he was told he wouldn...

30 Prospects in 30 Days: David Dahl – CF – Colorado Rockies

The Birmingham News/Hal Yeager Profile David Dahl was drafted in the first round (10th overall) of the 2012 draft. He was drafted out of Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, AL. He was signed for $2.6M and was assigned to Grand Junction of the Pioneer League. The 18 year old left handed center fielder stands 6’ 1” and weighs 185 pounds. Pundits Baseball Prospectus has Dahl...

Rockies rumors: Colorado likely to trade Ramon Hernandez

The Colorado Rockies are likely to keep Yorvit Torrealba on their roster as a backup behind the plate, while they’re expected to trade veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post. Torrealba would backup starter Wilin Rosario, and the Rockies have another player, Jordan Pacheco, on the roster that can also catch if needed. The presence...

Jorge De La Rosa misses start with tight forearm

Colorado Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa missed his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Saturday night because of a tight left forearm. Jeff Manship started in place of De La Rosa, who is Colorado's highest-paid player at $11 million for the 2013 season. De La Rosa may be able to pitch as soon as Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers in Maryvale. It's the...

Rockies 18, Indians 4

Turns out, the Colorado Rockies don't need to be a mile high to light up a scoreboard. Todd Helton and Josh Rutledge both went 4 for 4 as Colorado battered Brett Myers for 14 hits Monday night in an 18-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Salt River Fields - elevation 1,257 feet. ''We're going to be a good offensive club,'' rookie manager Walt Weiss said...

Garland agrees to deal with Rockies

Veteran right-hander Jon Garland agreed to a contract with the Colorado Rockies, a major league source confirmed to The Rockies, perpetually in need of starting pitchers, offered Garland a spot in their rotation to begin the regular season. The contract is a major league deal worth $500,000 in base salary, with over $2 million in potential performance bonuses. The...

Garland asks for, gets M's release

Suddenly, a new starting pitcher is available on the marketplace -- and it won't take a trade to acquire him. The Seattle Mariners released veteran right-hander Jon Garland from his minor-league contract Saturday -- at Garland's request. Garland had an out clause in his deal that effectively forced the Mariners to give him a roster spot or cut him so he could seek other...
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