Atlanta Braves signed free agent RHP Joe Gardner to a minor league contract.
August 20, 2014
RHP Joe Gardner assigned to Mississippi Braves.
June 30, 2014
Tennessee Smokies released RHP Joe Gardner.
May 23, 2014
RHP Joe Gardner assigned to Tennessee Smokies.
May 22, 2014
Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Joe Gardner to a minor league contract.
March 27, 2014
Tulsa Drillers released RHP Joe Gardner.
March 22, 2014
RHP Joe Gardner assigned to Colorado Rockies.
July 11, 2013
Colorado Rockies sent Joe Gardner outright to Tulsa Drillers.
July 9, 2013
Colorado Rockies designated Joe Gardner for assignment.
July 8, 2013
Tulsa Drillers activated RHP Joe Gardner from the 7-day disabled list.
May 17, 2013
Tulsa Drillers placed RHP Joe Gardner on the 7-day disabled list.
April 1, 2013
RHP Joe Gardner assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
March 15, 2013
Colorado Rockies optioned Joe Gardner to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
November 20, 2012
Colorado Rockies selected the contract of Joe Gardner from Tulsa Drillers.
February 2, 2012
Colorado Rockies invited non-roster RHP Joe Gardner to spring training.
August 5, 2011
Joe Gardner roster status changed by Tulsa Drillers.
July 31, 2011
Colorado Rockies Traded RHP Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland Indians; Cleveland Indians Traded RHP Alex White to Colorado Rockies and Akron Aeros Traded RHP Joe Gardner and RF Matt McBride to Tulsa Drillers.
April 4, 2011
Joe Gardner assigned to Akron Aeros from Kinston Indians.
May 8, 2010
Joe Gardner assigned to Kinston Indians from Lake County Captains.
April 5, 2010
Joe Gardner assigned to Lake County Captains from Cleveland Indians.
Joseph Cameron Gardner...before each inning and before he throws the first pitch of an inning he
writes the initials R.A.G. into the dirt on the mound to honor his grandparents...played in the Alaskan League for the Kenai
Peninsula Oilers in the summer of 2008...went 6-0 in eight starts with a 0.60 ERA...named Alaskan Baseball League CoMVP and First-Team All-Star...played for Milpitas High School (CA)...named All-De Anza League sophomore, junior and
senior year...was originally selected by Cleveland in the third round (94th overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of UC Santa Barbara...was the highest selected Gaucho taken in the MLB Draft since Chris Valaika was taken 84th overall by the Reds in 2006.2012Spent the entire 2012 season at Double-A Tulsa...went 8-8 with a 3.97 ERA (138.1 ip, 61 er), 39 walks and 99 strikeouts...opponents batted just .244 against him. Owned a 2.04 ground-out/fly-out ratio in 2012, and for his Minor League career now owns a 2.43 ground-out to fly-out
ratio (637 ground-outs, 262 fly-outs). Was the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending 8/27...allowed just 3 earned runs over 13.1 innings with
15 strikeouts in two starts, both wins, during that week...allowed just 3 earned runs in 20.1 innings pitched over his final
three starts of the season. Went 6-7 with a 4.35 ERA (124.0 IP, 60 ER) in his 23 starts compared to 2-1 with a 0.63 ERA (14.1 IP, 1 ER) in his five
relief appearances. Gardner's 99 strikeouts led all Drillers pitchers, while his 138.1 innings pitched were the third-most on the staff.2011Began his second professional season with Double-A Akron in the Indians farm system...made 19 starts for the Aeros prior to being traded to Colorado in the deal that sent RHP Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland...the 19 starts and seven wins were both fourth-most among Akron pitchers on the season...Following his trade to Colorado finished the season with Double-A Tulsa making six starts for the Drillers and posting a 3-3 record with a 2.48 ERA (36.1 ip, 10 er) and eight walks compared to 22 strikeouts...Was named the ninth-best prospect in the Indians system by Baseball America prior to the 2011 season...Was named the 25th-best prospect in the Rockies organization prior to the 2012 season.2010Led the Indians Player Development System in wins (13) and strikeouts (142), was third in innings pitched (147.1) and fourth in ERA (2.75)...led the Carolina League in wins (12) and average against (.199), was second in ERA (2.65), third in WHIP (1.11) and among Carolina League starters ranked third in strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched ratio (7.65) and third in fewest base runners per 9.0 innings pitched (11.33)...named to Carolina League Postseason All-Star team.