Brewers Sign Familiar Name

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While I was officiating high school basketball this evening, Adam McCalvy posted the following tweet:

And unfortunately despite my tease, Cole Garner is no relation to former Brewers manager Phil Garner.

Robert Cole Garner is a 28-year-old outfielder who has spent eight seasons in the minor leagues with only the proverbial cup of coffee in the big leagues back in 2011 when he appeared in four games as a member of the Colorado Rockies. Last season was spent entirely in the minor leagues as Garner played in 64 games for the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate where he hit .258/.311/.398 with six home runs and 25 runs batted in. It was his first season outside of the Rockies organization after being drafted by Colorado in the 26th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.

McCalvy reported that the Brewers invited Garner to their early Minor League mini-camp but he was not given a formal invite to big league Spring Training.

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