Posted January 24, 2014

Report: Freddy Garcia agrees to minor league deal with Braves

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Freddy Garcia (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Freddy Garcia pitched well in September and October for the Braves last season. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Fifteen-year veteran Freddy Garcia will try to hang around the major leagues another season. The 37-year-old agreed to a minor league deal with the Braves on Friday, a source told ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick.

Garcia spent part of last season in the minors before he was traded to Atlanta. He had a 1.65 ERA in six appearances down the stretch for the Braves, earning him a start in the postseason, where he threw six innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

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The two-time All Star is 156-108 in his career with a 4.15 ERA for seven different teams — the Mariners, White Sox, Yankees, Phillies, Tigers, Orioles and Braves. In 11 postseason starts, he is 6-3 with a 3.26 ERA and won the 2005 World Series with the White Sox.

Garcia brings veteran depth to a Braves rotation that lost Tim Hudson to the Giants this offseason.

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1 comments
William27
William27

a lot of teams should have grabbed him

I guess most baseball teams have bad management

and that explains why so many of them are losers