Jon Garland No Longer With Indians

Jon Garland is no longer with the Indians, reports Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain-Dealer. The right-hander was scheduled for a physical on Monday, but he didn't take it and his minor league contract will not be finalized.

GM Chris Antonetti told ESPN's Jim Bowden that Garland is going to continue to rehab, but he's not currently able to compete for a job (Twitter link). The Tribe agreed to sign the righty shortly after learning that Fausto Carmona – a.k.a. Roberto Hernandez – was unlikely to be in Spring Training on time. The 32-year-old Garland missed most of last season due to shoulder surgery after posting nine consecutive seasons of at least 190 innings.


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12 Comments on "Jon Garland No Longer With Indians"


diesel2410
3 years 6 months ago

If I was in Cleveland, I’d do the same…..

I kid…

china_dave
3 years 6 months ago

lame

3 years 6 months ago

Cleveland, who could blame him. At least it’s not Detroit

3 years 6 months ago

how vague, I wonder why he left

Harthan
3 years 6 months ago

Probably figured he wouldn’t pass the physical and didn’t waste his and the team’s time.

dwhit110
3 years 6 months ago

For a second I was afraid someone was going to announce that his actual name was Enrico Pallazo or something

sf55forlife
3 years 6 months ago

that sucks, didn’t they just DFA/trade someone to make a spot for Garland?

LMTShawn
3 years 6 months ago

No, that was for Kotchman. Guys signed to minor league deals don’t count towards the 40-man roster.

I’m guessing he realized he wasn’t going to be healthy enough to pass the physical. Real shame though, this could have been a complete steal of the offseason.

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

wow that’s weird, a’s time to pick him up

David Ellinwood
3 years 6 months ago

Blessing in disguise?

1980CHAMPS
3 years 6 months ago

Peds?  Oh wait its Jon Garland.

johnsilver
3 years 6 months ago

Maybe hoping SD, LAD, SF, or some other mausoleum of a stadium team will call instead so he will have a chance of being respectable, plus in the NL.

Garland is a #5 at best in the NL and in a huge stadium. doubt he would have been of any use. Tribe might as well give a call to old friend Paul Byrd if they want someone like this who throws meat balls up to the plate.