D’Backs Designate Cole Gillespie For Assignment

The Diamondbacks have designated Cole Gillespie for assignment, the team announced. The move creates room on the roster for Mike Jacobs.

Gillespie, 28, hit .308/.390/.494 with 13 homers in 510 plate appearances for Arizona's Triple-A affiliate this season. He's a career .236/.292/.391 hitter in 120 big league plate appearances, which span the 2010-2011 seasons. The D'Backs originally acquired Gillespie from the Brewers for Felipe Lopez back in 2009.

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5 Comments on "D’Backs Designate Cole Gillespie For Assignment"

2 years 11 months ago

Looks like a good little outfielder my Astros should snag. Decent average, walks in AAA. He is 28 but looks better then a few on the 40 man.

2 years 11 months ago

He really isn’t a bad 4th outfielder.

2 years 11 months ago

Given Crane’s M.O. I’m sure he’ll consider it. Think Gillespie is destined to be a perpetual AAAA player though, unfortunately.

2 years 11 months ago

You’re kidding, Mr.HGH, right???

2 years 11 months ago

I just looked at Jacobs’ minor league stats for the past two seasons. He *walked* some! That’s new.