The Colorado Rockies sign 1B Ryan Garko

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 7:12 pm

The Rockies have signed 32-year old righty swinging 1B Ryan Garko to a minor league deal.  Garko played in 77 games in AA+Independent ball last year and he was 95 of 289 (.329 avg, .909 OPS) with 42 runs scored, 12 homers and 56 RBIs.  He last played in the majors back in 2010 with the Rangers.  Garko has played in 463 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 427 of 1,552 (.275 avg, .781 OPS) with 190 runs scored, 55 homers and 250 RBIs.  Garko will be a longshot to win a bench job with the Rockies this spring.

The Colorado Rockies sign Greg Golson

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 7:10 pm

The Rockies have signed 27-year old righty swinging outfielder Greg Golson to a minor league deal.  Golson played in 109 games in AAA-ball for the White Sox last year and he was 124 of 449 (.276 avg, .721 OPS) with 67 runs scored, 6 homers, 52 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.  He last played in the majors back in 2011 with the Yankees.  Golson has played in 40 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 8 for 41 (.195 avg, .548 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers, 2 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Golson will get a shot to win a backup outfield job this spring.

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