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Boone Logan set for rehab assignment

Apr 1, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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Boone Logan‘s three-year, $16.5 million contract with the Rockies started on the disabled list with an elbow injury, but the left-hander has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Logan threw 21 pitches “without issue” Monday and is slated to make a pair of appearances at Triple-A beginning Wednesday, setting him up to join the Rockies’ active roster as soon as this weekend.

Colorado paying $5.5 million per season for three years to get Logan as a left-handed specialist was one of the odder signings of the offseason, although he was certainly very effective in that role for the Yankees.

  1. pisano - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    It looks like the Yankees timing with Logan was perfect.

    • deathmonkey41 - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      Girardi ran that guy into the ground. That’s what happens when you only carry one lefty.

  2. elliotlc - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    They have said he won’t just be a specialist they expect him to eat an inning or 2 if needed. He seems like a big upgrade over some other guys they had out there and helps brothers be their out specialist and latroy be their closer

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