The Rockies have designated 25-year old righty reliever Joe Gardner for assignment. Gardner pitched in 13 games (0 starts) in AA-ball for the Rockies this year and he was 3-2 with a 7.01 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP. Gardner has now pitched in 94 games (76 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 34-27 with 1 save, a 3.84 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Gardner was part of the return the Rockies got from the Indians a couple of years ago in the Ubaldo Jimenez deal. This just didn’t work out for the Rockies and they won’t miss Gardner too much moving forward.
UPDATE: (7/12/2013) - Joe Gardner has cleared waivers and he has accepted an outright assignment to AAA.