Found November 25, 2011 on
NBC New York:
If the Yankees are planning a big surprise move this offseason, they're doing a good job of lulling everyone into the catatonic state that allows them to pull it off.
They continued to eschew free agents and the trade market on Thursday when they agreed to a one-year deal to bring Freddy Garcia back to the Bronx next season. Garcia had somewhere between four and five million more reasons to be thankful when he dug into his turkey as a result of the deal.
Joe Girardi probably said a few words of thanks as well, because Garcia was the kind of reliable, if unspectacular, starter that the team needed at the back end of the rotation last season. With Phil Hughes imploding early, Bartolo Colon imploding late and A.J. Burnett doing his thing all year long, Garcia wound up being the steadiest starter (remember, Ivan Nova really came on in the second half) after CC Sabathia over the course of the entire season.
Steady Freddie wound up going 12-10 with a 3.62 ERA, his best season since 20...
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The New York Yankees and pitcher Freddy Garcia had something to be thankful for, as the two sides agreed on a one-year, $4 million +incentives deal according to the New York Post; and confirmed via tweet by SI’s Jon Heyman.
Last season, Garcia won 12-games in his first year as a Yankee; and he did it on the cheap too.
Garcia made $1.5 million in 2011, and compared to other 12-game...
The Yankees were able to get more production than expected from pitcher Freddy Garcia this past season, and decided to resign him to a one-year contract worth between $4 and $5 million.
The Daily News reported that Garcia had other offers of two years, but the 35-year-old wanted to stay in New York. He finished the 2011 season with a 12-8 record and 3.62 ERA in 25...
The New York Yankees signed Freddy Garcia to a 1 year contract, following a solid performance by the left handed pitcher in 2011. The team has not yet released terms of the agreement, but it is expected to be a 1 year deal worth roughly $4.5 – $5 million.
Garcia signed a minor league contract with New York in Spring Training last year, and pitched well enough to earn...
Freddy Garcia proved last year that he still has at least something left to give at the major league level, and as a result, he'll get another contract for the 2012 season. NJ.com reports that the right-hander will sign a one-year deal with the New York Yankees. The deal is reportedly worth $5 million with contract clauses. The 35-year-old right-hander was 12-8 with a 3.62 ERA...
According to a series of Tweets by Maridiano, the New York Yankees have signed Freddy Garcia to a one-year deal. The amount of the contract is unknown at this time.
Freddy Garcia has reached agreement with the Yankees on a deal worth about $4 million, plus incentives.
Freddy Garcia celebrated his Thanksgiving with a new contract. Garcia signed a one-year deal worth between $4-5 million, more than tripling his $1.5 million base salary from last season.
The Yankees left the door open for Freddy Garcia’s return by offering the veteran right-handed starter salary arbitration last night. Garcia, 35, has until Dec. 7 to accept or decline the offer. If the right-hander accepts, he is a signed player whose salary will be decided by the arbitration...
The Yankees offered Freddy Garcia arbitration. I suspect this means the New York front office felt Freddy’s 2011 seasons was more reproducible than Bartolo Colon‘s.
The Yankees have agreed in principle to a one-year deal with the veteran right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia, according to a person who was briefed on the agreement.
The New York Yankees have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia, according to sources.