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.

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