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Cole Gillespie | Outfielder

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Mariners reassigned OF Cole Gillespie to minor league camp.
The Mariners now have 39 players in camp. Gillespie batted just .203/.294/.237 in 28 games last season between the Giants and Cubs and stood little chance of claiming an Opening Day roster spot this spring with Seattle. Mar 18 - 5:18 PM

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Mariners signed OF Cole Gillespie to a minor league contract.

The deal figures to include an invitation to spring training. Gillespie played 28 games for the Giants and Cubs last season, batting just .203/.294/.237. He'll function as organizational depth for the Mariners.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 08:05:00 PM

Cubs sent OF Cole Gillespie outright to Triple-A Iowa.

He's cleared waivers after being designated for assignment Wednesday. Gillespie has batted 240/.328/.280 over 59 plate appearances in the majors this season.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Cubs designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment.

Claimed off waivers in July from the Giants, Gillespie slashed .240/.328/.280 over 59 plate appearances. The 29-year-old is likely to pass through waivers and get outrighted to Triple-A Iowa.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 01:55:00 PM

Cole Gillespie went 3-for-5 with a couple of doubles and an RBI against the Dodgers on Friday.

Gillespie was hoping for a Nate Schierholtz trade to show what he can do. As is, most of his at-bats will come against lefties, so he's probably not going to have any NL-only value. His RBI today was his first since the Cubs picked him up at the All-Star break.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 08:51:00 PM

Cole Gillespie will join the Cubs' roster on Sunday.

Claimed off waivers on Saturday from the Giants, Gillespie will bolster the depth of a thin Chicago outfield unit. He may even steal sporadic at-bats with David DeJesus sidelined and Nate Schierholtz banged up.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 04:44:00 PM

Cubs claimed OF Cole Gillespie off waivers from the Giants.

Gillespie was designated for assignment earlier this week and appeared in just three games with the Giants, but batted .277/.361/.455 with nine home runs, 31 RBI, and seven stolen bases at the Triple-A level. With David DeJesus sidelined, Gillespie will provide outfield depth.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Giants designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment.

Gillespie was hitless in nine at-bats during his brief stint with the big club. He's replaced on the roster by Kensuke Tanaka.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 07:27:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of OF Cole Gillespie from Triple-A Fresno.

Gillespie, 29, was batting .277/.361/.455 with nine home runs, 31 RBI, and seven stolen bases in 74 games this season in Triple-A. This will be his first stint in the majors since 2011 as a member of the Diamondbacks.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 04:43:00 PM

Giants signed OF Cole Gillespie to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old is coming off a strong season at Triple-A Reno where he hit .308/.390/.494 with 13 homers, 66 RBI and 11 stolen bases. The former third round pick possesses a nice blend of power and speed and should compete for a reserve outfield job with the defending champions. He could be worth a look as a late-round flyer in extremely deep fantasy formats.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 07:53:00 PM

Diamondbacks released OF Cole Gillespie.

Gillespie was designated for assignment last week and opted for free agency after passing through waivers. The 28-year-old outfielder batted .308/.390/.494 with 13 homers and 11 steals this season with Triple-A Reno.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 08:54:00 AM

Diamondbacks designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Mike Jacobs. Gillespie, 28, spent all of this season at Triple-A Reno, where he batted .308/.390/.494 with 13 homers and 11 steals. It's possible he could receive some interest on waivers.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 06:41:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned OF Cole Gillespie to Triple-A Reno.

Gillespie spent most of 2011 at Triple-A, batting .300/.405/.479 with 12 homers and 24 steals. He should be back up with the D'Backs at some point this season.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 08:52:00 AM

Cole Gillespie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.

He teed off on Ramon Troncoso. That's one way to make your case for the postseason roster. With just eight at-bats to his name, however, it's an honor Gillespie is unlikely to receive. He'll compete for a bench spot next spring.
Thu, Sep 29, 2011 01:49:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled OF Cole Gillespie from Triple-A Reno.

Gillespie had a nice year at Reno, batting .300/.405/.479 with 12 homers and 24 steals over 484 at-bats. He'll give the D'Backs some outfield depth.
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 08:26:00 AM

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