Rockies sign Jon Garland | Baseball
Two days after being released by the Mariners, pitcher Jon Garland signed a major-league contract with the Colorado Rockies.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Two days after being released by the Mariners, pitcher Jon Garland signed a major-league contract with the Colorado Rockies.
Garland, 33, missed the last 1 ½ seasons after surgery on his pitching shoulder in 2011.
He went 1-0 with a 2.25 earned-run average in four Cactus League starts for the Mariners this spring. He asked for his release Friday after being told the team wouldn't commit to him being in the rotation.
The 6-foot-6 right-hander has a 132-119 career mark with a 4.32 ERA in 12 major-league seasons with five teams.
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