The Cubs signed pitcher Joe Gardner, who was released by the Rockies in March, reports Baseball America. Gardner was assigned to Double-A Tennessee.
The Rockies have released right-hander pitcher Joe Gardner, who has not panned out after his acquisition from the Indians in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade in 2011. The 26-year-old Gardner has yet to rise above Double-A ball.
The Rockies designated pitcher Joe Gardner for assignment Tuesday to clear a 40-man roster spot for trade acquisition Mitchell Boggs. He was 3-2 with a 7.01 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 25:13 K:BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings with Double-A Tulsa.
The Rockies reassigned pitcher Joe Gardner, pitcher William Harris, pitcher Josh Sullivan, infielder Ryan Wheeler and outfielder Tim Wheeler to minor-league camp Friday, according to the team's official website.
The Colorado Rockies made their first cuts of the spring and sent the following players to their minor-league camp: Stephen Dodson, Joe Gardner, Mike Ekstrom, Chad Bettis, Dustin Molleken, Edwar Cabrera, Lars Davis, Matt McBride, Thomas Field, Ben Paulsen, Jamie Hoffmann and Kent Matthes.
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