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Rockies' Boone Logan may be ready for opening day

By on 3/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Colorado Rockies won 74 games last season, which marked a 10-game improvement from 2012. But to take the next step getting over .500 and possibly contend for a playoff spot, more work needs to be done. The most glaring weakness is a pitching staff which was 28th in the league in ERA at 4.44.  One move in attempts to improve the bullpen was the signing of Boone Logan in the off season to become a key member of the bullpen. The 29-year old, recovering from surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow, is gearing to be back by opening day.

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Troy Renck, Rockies beat writer for The Denver Post, tweeted the following on Logan's status.
The Rockies are looking for Logan to be a main lefty out of the pen, behind closer LaTroy Hawkins and Rex Brothers.   Other relievers looking to contribute include Wilton Lopez, Matt Belisle, Adam Ottavino, Rob Scahill, Chad Bettis and Tommy Kahnle. But there is very little Major League experience in that group.

Logan has pitched for the White Sox, Braves and Yankees over his eight-year career.  A lefty specialist with the Yankees, Logan was 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA in 39 innings over 61 games last season.  The Rockies are looking to increase his role this season.  In 420 career games, Logan is 24-12 with a 4.39 ERA. 


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