Acquired: Drafted in the 34th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: 1-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 14 games at Durham (Triple-A), collecting two saves and striking out 29 while walking six and giving up 23 hits in 22.2 IP.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Durham May 25 when IF Tim Beckham was sent down and 1B/OF Jake Goebbert was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 5/26/2016
|May 26, in a 9-1 loss to the Marlins. The second of four pitchers, he allowed three runs on six hits in two innings without walking or striking out a batter. Coming on for starter Drew Smyly to start the seventh inning, he induced groundouts from the first two batters he faced, Miguel Rojas and Jeff Mathis, before giving up his first hit, a single to right field by Adeiny Hechavarria, before retiring Martin Prado on another groundout. In the eighth, Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto led things off with back-to-back singles. Ozuna then scored on a ground-rule double by Cole Gillespie. Chris Johnson and Derek Dietrich then delivered back-to-back run-scoring singles before Rojas grounded into a double play, and then Mathis lined out to end the inning.|
|A Florida native from New Port Richey, Garton climbed the Rays minor league ladder steadily, pitching up one level every year since 2012, and emerging as a reliable set-up man at every stop. At Montgomery (Double-A) in 2015 he went 6-1 with a 2.95 ERA in 41 games, fanning 70 in 61 innings while allowing just 44 hits and walking 32. Overall, in four-plus seasons, he combined to go 21-6 with a 2.69 composite ERA, striking out 236 while walking just 108 in 247.2 IP.|