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Word on the street since yesterday is that the San Francisco Giants are close to locking in reliever Javier Lopez. Steve Berman of BayAreaSportsGuy.com says a source tells him that the deal is for three years, $13 million. I’m all in for this deal. Three years and only $13 million total to trot out the best lefty specialist in the game (in...
With Spring Training creeping closer teams are actively signing players to minor league deals that will bolster their overall team depth. The Colorado Rockies came to an agreement on Wednesday with outfielder Greg Golson and first basemen Ryan Garko.
Golson and Garko each spent last season at the Triple-A level and figure to serve as minor league depth.
Golson, 27, hit .276 and stole...
Biscuits slugger Ryan Garko said last month he would give this last attempt at
getting back to the big leagues all he’s got. So far, he has. In 35 games and 131 at-
bats he has hit four home runs with 22 RBI and owns a .344 batting average and
a .445 on-base percentage. He is slugging .489. He has turned it up a notch in June,
too, a time where some Rays at his position are struggling.
Ryan Garko sat at home this past spring and thought his career was over. Instead, after working out the entire off-season and proclaiming to have the same bat speed he had with the
Cleveland Indians, he decided to play with the Long Island Ducks. After tearing up the Atlantic League, the Rays signed the MLB-veteran to a minor league deal and he has a second chance at a big-league dream.
9. Scott Barnes, LHPDOB: 11/5/87Height/Weight: 6-4/185Bats/Throws: L/LDrafted/Signed: Eighth round, 2008, St. John’s University2011 Stats: 1.64 ERA (11-5-2-17) at Double-A (2 G); 3.68 ERA (88-80-34-90) at Triple-A (16 G)Tools Profile: He has a solid three-pitch mix from the left side.
Year in Review: This southpaw was on the verge of the big leagues before he injured his knee...