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Mariners officially release Jon Garland

Mar 23, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

Jon Garland AP

The Mariners, auditioning more than a handful of players for spots at the back of the starting rotation, announced yesterday they would not be giving one of those valuable spots to veteran right-hander Jon Garland. His release was a mere formality. Per the team’s official Twitter, they also released former power threat Mike Jacobs:

There will be some interest in Garland by teams with rotation problems of their own. For example, Troy Renck tweeted about the Rockies’ “lukewarm” interest, but were not convinced he can stay healthy for an entire season.

Garland last pitched in the Majors in 2011, racking up just 54 innings before succumbing to a right shoulder injury which required surgery.

  1. cackalackyank - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Garland always seems to come up with just a bit left in the tank. Several teams will, no doubt, show interest. Probably from the list of those whose homes are “pitcher friendy parks”. I wonder, if the NYY signing of Chein Min Wang was done with an eye towards moving one of their other pitchers for a bat, if this could complicate that scenario. The Rangers are apparently still looking. Supposedly they have scouted Lohse, and Joba. Garland could becom a cheaper alternative to either signing Lohse, or trading for Joba or another NYY pitcher.

    • cackalackyank - Mar 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      Sooo.He goes to the Rockies….

  2. tuberippin - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Off to Minnesota, perhaps?

    • tuberippin - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      Scratch that…off to Colorado. Just signed a deal with the Rockies.

      Didn’t see that one coming.

  3. adrianisgreatestofalltime - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    I wish my two twinkies would bring lohse back, would easily be the number 1 on our staff

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