Found July 03, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Freddy Garcia's first go-around in the New York Yankees rotation was a mess. Based on his outing Monday, his second shot looks to be off to a solid start. Garcia allowed two runs on five hits, striking out four batters without issuing a walk in a no-decision as the Yankees lost 4-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays. "I need to step up," Garcia said. "We've got a couple of guys hurt. I want to do good. That's all, man. I want to pitch good. I've got the chance again, and I want to take my opportunity to prove I can be in the starting rotation." With CC Sabathia out until after the All-Star break and Andy Pettitte likely out until September, Garcia will likely get a shot to cement his spot for the foreseeable future. Garcia went 0-2 with a 12.51 ERA in four starts in April, then turned things around in the bullpen (2-0, 1.56 ERA in 17 1/3 innings) before posting a solid effort Monday night. "He could be a huge luxury for us," manager Joe Gir...
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