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The Padres have signed right-hander Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN (via twitter).
The 36 year old pitched to a 5.20 ERA in 107 1/3 innings for the Yankees last year. His extended stats show a 7.5 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 for 2012. He was hampered by an uncharacteristically high homerun rate at 15.8% HR/FB.
Garcia owns a career line of 4.15 ERA, 6.5 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 pitching for the Mariners, White Sox, Tigers and Yanees. He had a very brief stint with the Phillies in 2007 starting just 11 games with them. This will be his first time back in the National League since.
Garcia will compete for a rotation spot along side Anthony Bass, Eric Stults, Tyson Ross, Casey Kelly, and the like. Clayton Richard, Edinson Volquez, and Jason Marquis look to have three of the five spots already.
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Pitcher Freddy Garcia signed a minor-league deal with the San Diego Padres, according to multiple reports. The agreement includes a $1.3 million base salary with another $1.25 million in incentives. Garcia, 36, posted a 5.20 ERA in 107 1/3 innings for the New York Yankees last season. With the Padres, he'll compete for a rotation spot with Anthony Bass, Eric Stults, Andrew...
The Miami New Times dropped a round of napalm on Major League Baseball when they published a report that fingered Alex Rodriguez as a customer of a clinic that supplied athletes with performance enhancing drugs.
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Yesterday, the New York Yankees announced the signing a third right-handed-hitting outfielder in journeyman outfielder Juan Rivera.
Juan Rivera (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fans who think Rivera looks familiar, well they would be correct, as he came up as a Yankees prospect between 2001-2003 and went on to play for five other teams since.
Rivera made $4 million bucks last season with...
This is the third in a ten-part series (feeling more like Ken Burns now) where I will identify the top three players at each position in the Padres’ minor league system. Up next: Second Base.
Ahhhh. Finally some intrigue! San Diego has some interesting prospects at the second base position. Let’s start with the obvious: Jedd Gyorko.
Gyorko has a legitimate shot at...
From USA Today:Derek Jeter worked out on a baseball field Monday for the first time since breaking his left ankle last October.
The 38-year-old New York Yankees captain fielded 55 grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt at shortstop at the team's minor league complex. He also hit in a batting cage.
"Everything went well," Jeter said as he drove out of the complex.
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The New York Yankees are working to void Alex Rodriguez’s contract in light of the Miami New Times report linking him to PEDs, ESPN New York reports.
Miami New Times reported Tuesday that Rodriguez was a client of Anthony Bosch, who ran an anti-aging company that also allegedly supplied performance-enhancing drugs to numerous athletes. Their report states that Rodriguez appeared...
If Major League Baseball disciplines Alex Rodriguez over the latest PED allegations against him, the New York Yankees may try and void the embattled third baseman's hefty contract.
A source tells ESPNNewYork.com, "(The Yankees) can't do anything until the MLB investigation is concluded and they take action, if any." However, several sources tell the website that...
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter resumed baseball activities for the first time since fracturing his left ankle in the ALCS, Newsday reported Monday. Jeter, who had surgery in October, took swings in a batting cage and fielded grounders at the team's facility in Tampa, Fla. Jeter led the majors with 216 hits and batted .316 in 2012.
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is among those named on a list of performance-enhancing drug (PED) recipients given to Miami New Times by a former employee of the now-defunct Miami anti-aging clinic Biogenesis.
The Miami New Times report also lists outfielder Melky Cabrera, pitcher Bartolo Colón, pro tennis player Wayne Odesnik, rising Cuban superstar boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa...
Alex Rodriguez could very well be the most hated player in baseball. And now that he’s implicated in another steroid/PED scandal, I really don’t think there is any coming back from the wrath he’ll receive from the fans. Innocent until proven guilty right?
What do we know right now?
First, he could miss either half of the season due to hip surgery or almost the entire...
A report in the Miami New Times on Tuesday alleges that Alex Rodriguez purchased illegal performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida anti-aging clinic over the prior four years.
The explosive report says that the newspaper obtained records from Biogenesis, a clinic that has closed and was owned by Anthony Bosch, the son of Florida physician Pedro Bosch who was linked to Manny...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball says it is "extremely disappointed" about a new report that says records from an anti-aging clinic in the Miami area link Alex Rodriguez and other players to the purchase of performance-enhancing drugs.
The Miami New Times said in a story Tuesday that it had obtained files through an employee at a recently closed clinic called Biogenesis...