COLE GILLESPIE RUMORS

Mariners names you’d least expect to make an impact in 2014

You don’t always see impact players coming If you take a look at a lot of championship baseball teams, you almost always find the blue collar, over-achiever guy on the 25-man roster someplace. These guys were not first-round picks.  They did not arrive on your favorite team’s roster in a blockbuster trade or for someone you had even heard of but there is almost always one of...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners sign Ramon Ramirez, more on minor league deals

There's been some scattered news about two of these guys before, but the Mariners waited until after the holidays to make it official, so let's check in with them now. The M's signed outfielder Cole Gillespie, RHP Matt Palmer, and RHP Ramon Ramirez to minor league deals, including a ticket to Peoria. They're all solid moves, and one of them could be great. Here'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle signs 3 to minor league deals

The Seattle Mariners signed outfielder Cole Gillespie and right-handed pitchers Matt Palmer and Ramon Ramirez to minor league contracts Thursday and invited them to major league spring training. Gillespie, 29, split last season between San Francisco and the Chicago Cubs. He appeared in 28 major league games last season and previously played in the Arizona organization. Palmer has...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners ink Cole Gillespie to minor league deal

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Mariners have signed free agent outfielder Cole Gillespie to a minor league contract. It presumably comes with an invitation to spring training. Gillespie has a promising .290/.386/.475 career batting line at Triple-A, but it’s just .225/.293/.337 at the major level and the 29-year-old is unlikely to crack Seattle’s Opening Day...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs news and notes: Michael Bowden, Cole Gillespie, Brooks Raley

This Chicago Cubs news and notes column is a collaboration between Paul M. Banks and the newest member of The Sports Bank family Jeremy Harris -Michael Bowden was designated for assignment by the Cubs to allow Carlos Villanueva to join the bullpen and Matt Garza the rotation. The decision on whom to designate came down to Bowden, who at the time had a respectable ERA of 3.78 or former...
Via The Sports Bank
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs claim OF Gillespie off waivers from Giants

The Chicago Cubs have claimed outfielder Cole Gillespie off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Gillespie was hitless in nine at-bats over three games with the Giants before he was designated for assignment on Tuesday. He will join the Cubs before Sunday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Dale Sveum says Gillespie probably will play against left-handers...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants recall Gillespie, option Perez

Outfielder Cole Gillespie was called up from Triple-A Fresno by the Giants before their game with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. Gillespie, in the lineup batting seventh and playing left field, last appeared in the major leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks two years ago. He was batting .277 with nine homers and 31 RBIs with the Grizzlies. To make room on the roster, outfielder...
Via AP on Fox
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants 9, Rockies 7

Hunter Pence had three hits and Cole Gillespie, trying to win a spot on the major league roster, hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the San Francisco Giants a 9-7 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. San Francisco played without All-Star third baseman and World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval, scratched from the lineup because of right elbow discomfort...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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