Rockies add veteran reliever Logan

Published: December 16, 2013, 5:25 pm, by Joe Paisley

boone loganThe Rockies announced they signed left-handed pitcher Boone Logan to a three-year contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rockies designated right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh for assignment.

Logan, 29, is a veteran of eight major league seasons with the New York Yankees (2010-13), Atlanta (2009) and the Chicago White Sox (2006-08). Over 420 career MLB games, all in relief, the 6-foot-5 left-hander is 24-12 with 2 saves and a 4.39 ERA (303.2 ip, 148 er), 132 walks and 304 strikeouts.

Over his last four seasons, all with the Yankees, Logan has combined to go 19-7 with a 3.38 ERA (176.0 ip, 66 er), 74 walks and 202 strikeouts in 256 games. The San Antonio native is coming off a season in 2013 in which he posted a 5-2 record with a 3.23 ERA (39.0 ip, 14 er), 13 walks and 50 strikeouts in 61 games for New York.

Since he joined the Yankees in 2010, Logan’s 10.33 strikeout per 9.0 innings pitched rate (202 SO/176.0 IP) is fifth-highest among Major League left-handed relievers (minimum 100.0 ip). Originally selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 20th round of the 2002 draft, Logan has made at least 50 relief appearances in six of his seven full Major League seasons (since 2007).