Rockies Release Jon Garland

The Rockies announced (via Twitter) that they have released right-hander Jon Garland. The 33-year-old had been designated for assignment on Saturday.

Garland struggled in his brief stint with the Rockies, pitching to a 5.82 ERA with 4.2 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 68 innings of work (12 starts). He did manage a solid 49.1 percent ground-ball rate — markedly better than the league average of 44.5 percent. That positive trend is one of the reasons stats like FIP (4.95) suggest he's been the recipient of some poor luck.

In parts of 13 Major League seasons, Garland has pitched to a 4.37 ERA with 4.8 K/9, 3.0 BB/9 and a 45.2 percent ground-ball rate.

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