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Rockies sign Jon Garland, give Rule 5 Draft pick Danny Rosenbaum back to Nationals

Mar 24, 2013, 5:03 PM EST

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As first reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Rockies have signed right-hander Jon Garland to a one-year contract. It has a $500,000 base and more than $2 million worth of performance-based bonuses.

Garland was released by the Mariners on Saturday despite posting a good-looking 2.25 ERA in 12 Cactus League innings. He is likely to open the 2013 regular season in the Colorado starting rotation.

Garland, 33, registered a disappointing 4.33 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 28/20 K/BB ratio across 54 innings with the Dodgers in 2011 and then sat out the entire 2012 season after undergoing rotator cuff surgery. He owns a 4.32 career ERA and a 1.38 career WHIP.

To clear roster space, the Rockies returned Rule 5 Draft pick Danny Rosenbaum to the Nationals. The 25-year-old left-hander allowed four earned runs over eight innings this spring in the Cactus League.

  1. cackalackyank - Mar 24, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Next up ….Freddy Garcia I’m guessing. But I knew Garland would not be hanging around for long.

  2. braddavery - Mar 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    I would love to see Garland return to his 2005 form.

  3. proudlycanadian - Mar 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Danny Rosenbaum got lucky. Starting his ML career in Colorado would not be a good thing.

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