Colorado Rockies Ink Minor Leaguer, Losing Boone Logan?
The Colorado Rockies have signed a southpaw to a minor league deal who has a promising resume.
According to a tweet from Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, left-hander Evan Grills has agreed to a minor league deal with the Rockies. The 24-year-old Canadian-born starter pitched at three different levels last season (Class A-Advanced, Double-A and Triple-A). In his final 2016 stop at Triple-A Fresno, Grills posted a 1-2 mark in three starts with a 2.55 ERA.
Grills has spent his entire career in the Houston Astros organization. He was drafted in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Whitby, Ontario, Canada.
One of the highlights for Grills last season was a late August start where he went against San Francisco’s Matt Cain, who was making a rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento. Grills threw 6.2 scoreless innings, scattering five hits and walking one while striking out eight to earn the victory.
Earlier in the season, Grills dominated on the Double-A level, tossing a seven-inning one-hitter for Corpus Christi (Texas) recorded a 6-0 win over Frisco (Texas).
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Logan on the move?
According to recent reports, Colorado Rockies reliever Boone Logan may be heading back to the Big Apple.
Logan, who spent four seasons with the New York Yankees, is a free agent after having a career-rebounding year with the Rockies last season. His 3.69 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 46.1 innings have drawn the interest of teams looking for a left-handed specialist out of the bullpen.
Those teams include the Yankees and the Mets, according to the New York Post.
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Logan was one of six Colorado free agents we discussed in this article, including the reasons why we think they will stay with the Rockies or have another home in 2017.