TGB Client Evan Grills Signs With Colorado Rockies

TGB client Evan Grills has agreed to terms with the Colorado Rockies on a minor league agreement for the 2017 season. The left-hander was drafted in the 10th round by the Houston Astros in 2010 and has spent the last seven seasons in the Astros organization before becoming a free agent at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

The Whitby, Ontario native enjoyed his most successful season to date in 2016, making the jump from class A-Advanced Lancaster to class AAA Fresno. Grills pitched to a 3.71 ERA across all levels, striking out 100 and walking just 23 in 135.2 innings pitched. Evan is expected to be a key member of the starting rotation at class AAA Albuquerque and is excited for the opportunities ahead with the Colorado Rockies organization.