Rockies add Speier, Gobble
The Colorado Rockies added more depth to their pitching staff Thursday, signing left-hander Jimmy Gobble and former Rockie right-hander Justin Speier to minor-league contracts. Both received invitations to spring training as well.
Gobble, 28, pitched in 12 games with the Chicago White Sox in 2009, compiling a 7.50 ERA before being released in July. His best season was 2007 when he went 4-1 with a 3.02 ERA in 74 appearances with the Kansas City Royals.
Speier, 36, pitched for the Rockies from 2001-03. After four seasons as a dominate late-inning and middle reliever for the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels, Speier’s numbers slipped the past two seasons with the Angels. He went 2-8 with a 5.03 ERA in 2008 and 4-2 with a 5.18 ERA in 2009.
The Rockies also officially announced the signing of reported earlier this week.to a one-year, major-league contract, a deal that was