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.
If I was in Cleveland, I’d do the same…..
Cleveland, who could blame him. At least it’s not Detroit
how vague, I wonder why he left
Probably figured he wouldn’t pass the physical and didn’t waste his and the team’s time.
For a second I was afraid someone was going to announce that his actual name was Enrico Pallazo or something
that sucks, didn’t they just DFA/trade someone to make a spot for Garland?
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.
wow that’s weird, a’s time to pick him up
Blessing in disguise?
Peds? Oh wait its Jon Garland.
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.