|Jan. 24 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET23:06 GMT7:06 CST4:06 PM MST6:06 PM EST6:36 PM VEN3:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-The Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Freddy Garcia and invited him to their big league spring training camp.
Analysis: A 37-year-old right-hander, Garcia went 1-2 with a 1.65 in six games for the Braves, including three starts, after he was acquired from Baltimore last year. He also pitched six solid innings in Game 4 of the division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, though after he left the Braves lost the game and the series. Atlanta wanted a veteran to bolster a talented but young group of starters, especially after Tim Hudson signed with San Francisco. Garcia will contend for a spot in a projected rotation led by 28-year-old Kris Medlen that includes four other potential starters in their 20s.
|Sep. 13 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 CST9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Garcia earned his second NL victory since 2007, and his first since joining the Atlanta Braves last month, pitching six innings to help beat Miami 6-1 Thursday.
Analysis: Garcia made his first start for the NL East leaders in place of rookie left-hander Alex Wood, whose turn was skipped to give him a breather. A two-time AL All-Star, Garcia lowered his ERA since joining the Braves to 1.32 in 13 2-3 innings.
|Sep. 1 1:15 PM PT2:15 PM MT3:15 PM CT4:15 PM ET16:15 ET20:15 GMT4:15 CST1:15 PM MST3:15 PM EST3:45 PM VEN0:15 UAE (+1)3:15 PM CT-The Braves have purchased the contract of veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Analysis: The 36-year-old Garcia is expected to pitch out of the bullpen. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Garcia also could be used as a spot starter in the final month of the regular season. The Braves acquired Garcia from the Orioles on Aug. 23 for cash considerations. Garcia has pitched in relief in only 16 games in his career, but he said Sunday "I don't have any problem with that.'' He says he is excited to be joining a first-place team."
|Aug. 23 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET16:38 ET20:38 GMT4:38 CST1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST4:08 PM VEN0:38 UAE (+1)3:38 PM CT-The Atlanta Braves have purchased right-hander Freddy Garcia from the Baltimore Orioles. The Braves placed Garcia with their Triple-A team at Gwinnett, though he could be recalled when the rosters expand for the final month of the season. He provides additional pitching depth for a team that holds a commanding lead in the NL East. Terms of the deal weren't released.
Analysis: The 36-year-old Garcia was 3-5 with a 5.77 ERA in 11 appearances for the Orioles before being assigned to Triple-A Norfolk in late June. He made 13 starts for the Tides, going 8-3 with a 2.84 ERA. Garcia has pitched for seven big league teams over a 15-year career.
|June 27 5:34 PM PT6:34 PM MT7:34 PM CT8:34 PM ET20:34 ET0:34 GMT8:34 CST5:34 PM MST7:34 PM EST8:04 PM VEN4:34 UAE (+1)7:34 PM CT-Garcia has re-signed with the Baltimore Orioles and agreed to go to the minors to remain with the team.
Analysis: The veteran pitcher signed a minor league contract Thursday after he was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, an assignment he had the right to refuse if he wanted to become a free agent instead. The Orioles originally signed Garcia to a minor league deal after he was cut in spring training by San Diego. He went 4-0 with a 2.57 ERA in five starts at Triple-A.
|June 24 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 CST2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-The Baltimore Orioles have optioned Garcia to Triple-A Norfolk, an assignment the right-hander has the right to refuse.
Analysis: The 36-year-old Garcia is 3-5 with a 5.77 ERA in 11 games with the Orioles. Garcia can either accept the demotion or declare himself a free agent.
|June 11 10:21 AM PT11:21 AM MT12:21 PM CT1:21 PM ET13:21 ET17:21 GMT1:21 CST10:21 AM MST12:21 PM EST12:51 PM VEN21:21 UAE12:21 PM CT-Garcia (3-3) allowed two runs, six hits and a walk over six innings for the Orioles in Monday's 4-3 win over the Angels.
Analysis: The 36-year-old improved to 17-3 lifetime against the Angels, 7-0 since the start of the 2005 season.
|May 31 12:33 PM PT1:33 PM MT2:33 PM CT3:33 PM ET15:33 ET19:33 GMT3:33 CST12:33 PM MST2:33 PM EST3:03 PM VEN23:33 UAE2:33 PM CT-Garcia threw eight innings of three-hit ball in Thursday's 2-0 win over Washington.
Analysis: Garcia has now won back-to-back starts and owns a 1.89 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over his last three outings.
|May 5 4:31 PM PT5:31 PM MT6:31 PM CT7:31 PM ET19:31 ET23:31 GMT7:31 CST4:31 PM MST6:31 PM EST7:01 PM VEN3:31 UAE (+1)6:31 PM CT-Garcia held the Angels to two runs, three hits and a walk in 6 2-3 innings in his first start with the Orioles Saturday as they won, 5-4.
Analysis: It was impressive start for the 36-year-old who is coming off a 2012 season in which he posted a 5.20 ERA, the second highest of his career.
|Mar. 29 5:31 PM PT6:31 PM MT7:31 PM CT8:31 PM ET20:31 ET0:31 GMT8:31 CST5:31 PM MST7:31 PM EST8:01 PM VEN4:31 UAE (+1)6:31 PM CT-Garcia agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, five days after he was released by the San Diego Padres.
Analysis: The 36-year-old right-hander was 1-4 with an 8.71 ERA in six spring training starts for the Padres, allowing 25 runs and 26 hits in 20 2-3 innings. He was 7-6 with a 5.20 ERA in 17 starts and 13 relief appearances for the New York Yankees last year. An All-Star in 2001 and 2002, Garcia is 152-101 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 major league seasons.
|Mar. 24 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET19:21 ET23:21 GMT7:21 CST4:21 PM MST6:21 PM EST6:51 PM VEN3:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-The Padres released veteran right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia on Sunday morning, eliminating one candidate for the No. 5 spot in their starting rotation. The 36-year-old was competing with rookie Tyson Ross for the final spot in San Diego's rotation. Garcia was not in the clubhouse on Sunday. He said several times this spring that he wants to continue his major-league career, but that he had no interest in playing in the minors.
Analysis: Garcia, who signed a minor-league contract with the Padres this offseason, had a difficult spring. He was 1-4 with an 8.71 ERA in six starts, allowing 25 runs and 26 hits in 20 2-3 innings. If he had been added to the 40-man roster, Garcia would have received a one-year deal with $1.3 million, with another $1.25 million in incentives based upon games started. He is 152-101 in his career with a 4.15 ERA.
|1999||Sea||17||8||0 - 0||33||33||2||201.1||205||96||91||18||90||4||170||1.47||4.07||$217.83|
|2000||Sea||9||5||0 - 0||21||20||0||124.1||112||62||54||16||64||4||79||1.42||3.91||$106.33|
|2001||Sea||18||6||0 - 0||34||34||4||238.2||199||88||81||16||69||6||163||1.12||3.05||$276.67|
|2002||Sea||16||10||0 - 0||34||34||1||223.2||227||110||109||30||63||3||181||1.30||4.39||$230.67|
|2003||Sea||12||14||0 - 0||33||33||1||201.1||196||109||101||31||71||2||144||1.33||4.51||$170.83|
|2004||Sea||4||7||0 - 0||15||15||1||107.0||96||39||38||8||32||1||82||1.20||3.20||$107.00|
|2004||CWS||9||4||0 - 0||16||16||0||103.0||96||53||51||14||32||2||102||1.24||4.46||$135.00|
|2004||Tot||13||11||0 - 0||31||31||1||210.0||192||92||89||22||64||3||184||1.22||3.81||$242.00|
|2005||CWS||14||8||0 - 0||33||33||2||228.0||225||102||98||26||60||2||146||1.25||3.87||$203.50|
|2006||CWS||17||9||0 - 0||33||33||1||216.1||228||116||109||32||48||3||135||1.28||4.53||$189.33|
|2007||Phi||1||5||0 - 0||11||11||0||58.0||74||39||38||12||19||3||50||1.60||5.90||$28.50|
|2008||Det||1||1||0 - 0||3||3||0||15.0||11||8||7||3||6||0||12||1.13||4.20||$16.50|
|2009||CWS||3||4||0 - 0||9||9||0||56.0||56||27||27||4||12||0||37||1.21||4.34||$47.00|
|2010||CWS||12||6||0 - 0||28||28||0||157.0||171||85||81||23||45||5||89||1.38||4.64||$117.00|
|2011||NYY||12||8||0 - 0||26||25||0||146.2||152||63||59||16||45||5||96||1.34||3.62||$145.17|
|2012||NYY||7||6||0 - 0||30||17||0||107.1||112||64||62||18||35||2||89||1.37||5.20||$95.83|
|2013||Bal||3||5||0 - 0||11||10||0||53.0||60||35||34||16||12||0||26||1.36||5.77||$24.00|
|2013||Atl||1||2||0 - 0||6||3||0||27.1||23||5||5||2||5||0||20||1.02||1.65||$33.33|
|2013||Tot||4||7||0 - 0||17||13||0||80.1||83||40||39||18||17||0||46||1.24||4.37||$57.33|
|Career||156||108||0 - 0||376||357||12||2264.0||2243||1101||1045||285||708||42||1621||1.30||4.15|
|2000||Sea||Total||2||0||0 - 0||3||3||0||15.0||16||6||6||1||7||0||13||3.45|
|0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||3.1||6||4||4||1||3||0||2||10.80|
|LCS||2||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||11.2||10||2||2||0||4||0||11||1.54|
|2001||Sea||Total||1||2||0 - 0||3||3||0||19.0||20||9||8||1||7||0||19||3.66|
|1||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||11.2||13||6||5||1||3||0||13||3.86|
|LCS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.1||7||3||3||0||4||0||6||3.68|
|2005||CWS||Total||3||0||0 - 0||3||3||1||21.0||15||5||5||3||8||1||13||2.14|
|1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||5||3||3||3||4||0||1||5.40|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||1||9.0||6||2||2||0||1||0||5||2.00|
|WS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.0||4||0||0||0||3||1||7||0.00|
|2011||NYY||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.1||6||4||3||1||0||0||6||5.06|
|0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.1||6||4||3||1||0||0||6||5.06|
|2013||Atl||Total||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||8||2||2||2||2||1||6||3.00|
|0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||8||2||2||2||2||1||6||3.00|
|Career||6||3||0 - 0||11||11||1||66.1||65||26||24||8||24||2||57||3.26|