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Indians cancel Jon Garland signing after pitcher doesn’t take physical exam

Feb 22, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

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Last week the Indians and Jon Garland agreed to a minor-league contract and as usual with such deals it was pending a physical exam.

Those are usually just a formality, but Garland is coming back from shoulder surgery and Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that he never took the physical exam … so the Indians canceled the signing.

Garland was scheduled to be examined Monday and it’s unclear if he simply no-showed or told the team in advance. Either way, the rehabbing 32-year-old right-hander is back on the open market.

  1. diehardcubbiefan4life - Feb 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    I don’t understand. Before last year, he was one of the most durable pitchers out there. Lock for sub 4.20 ERA and 200+ innings. Suddenly he has to settle for minor league deals in his relative prime and doesn’t show for the physical exam? Somethings not right here.

    • okobojicat - Feb 22, 2012 at 5:31 PM

      not really a lock for either of those. He’s only been under 4.2 three times in his careers, and one of those times was at PETCO. And he’s only hit 200 innings 6 times in 11 seasons.

      • diehardcubbiefan4life - Feb 23, 2012 at 10:22 AM

        my bad. shouda checked the stats before commenting 😀

  2. ispysomething7 - Feb 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM


  3. cup0pizza - Feb 23, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    Mr. Garland, Ned Colletti is on line one.

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