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Source: Garland headed to Rockies

Jon Garland was 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in four spring starts for Seattle.
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Jon Paul Morosi is a National MLB Writer for FOXSports.com. He previously covered baseball for the Detroit Free Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He began his journalism career at the Bay City Times in his native Michigan. Follow him on Twitter.

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Veteran right-hander Jon Garland agreed to a contract with the Colorado Rockies, a major league source confirmed to FOXSports.com.

The Rockies, perpetually in need of starting pitchers, offered Garland a spot in their rotation to begin the regular season. The contract is a major league deal worth $500,000 in base salary, with over $2 million in potential performance bonuses.

The Seattle Mariners released Garland from his minor league contract Saturday — at Garland’s request. Garland had an “out” clause in his deal that effectively forced the Mariners to give him a roster spot or cut him so he could seek other opportunities.

Garland went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in four spring starts with the Mariners. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since June 1, 2011. He missed the last season and a half due to a shoulder injury that required surgery.

FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal profiled Garland’s comeback attempt at the start of spring training, back on Feb. 12.
 

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