Rockies grant Garland release

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Updated: 6/10/2013 3:51 pm Published: 6/10/2013 3:51 pm

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The Colorado Rockies officially released pitcher Jon Garland on Monday, two days after the veteran was designated for assignment by the team.

Garland made the Rockies' rotation as a non-roster invitee after sitting out the entire 2012 season recovering from shoulder surgery, but posted a 5.82 earned run average along with a 4-6 record in 12 starts. Opponents were batting .315 off the right-hander over that span.

A two-time 18-game winner for the White Sox in 2005 and 2006, Garland owns a 136-125 career record with a 4.37 ERA over 13 major league seasons with Chicago, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Arizona, the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego and Colorado.

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