Freddy Garcia retiring after 15-year major-league career

After 15 major league seasons, veteran right-hand pitcher Freddy Garcia will retire after Sunday’s Caribbean Series final, according to his career much like it started, with starting in the final game for Venezuela against Mexico, Garcia last pitched in the majors in 2013 for the Atlanta Braves. He spent the last two seasons pitching in Taiwan, Venezuela and Mexico...
Via FOX Sports
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers Sign Freddy Garcia, Because You’re Never Too Old To Dream

Are you sick of talking about “pitching depth” yet? I know I am. I also know that it’s not exactly out of the ordinary that news breaks when I’m asleep in the east, but then again, is signing 38-year-old Freddy Garcia to a minor league deal, as the Dodgers apparently have done, “news?” I’m writing about it, so, fine, I guess it is. Garcia spent a bunch of years as a...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Harang signing fills out Braves Opening Day rotation

Freddy Garcia is out, Aaron Harang is in and the Atlanta Braves' rotation remains a question mark entering Opening Day. In a variety of ways, Harang, the 35-year-old journeyman veteran, projects to be an improvement over Garcia. He's a younger option with (judging by scout's reports) more in the tank stuff-wise and he's coming off a decent spring training with the Cleveland Indians...
Via Fox Sports South
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves sign veteran Harang, release Garcia

Camp for the Atlanta Braves has been tumultuous, to say the least, due to the constant question mark surrounding starting pitching. Over the weekend, the Braves sent The RHPs Brandon Beachy, Gavin Floyd, Kris Medlen and LHPs Mike Minor and Jonny Venters to the 15-day disabled list. In addition to those injuries, Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen, of course both needing second Tommy...
Via BravesWire
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves release RHP Freddy Garcia despite injuries

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Atlanta has released pitcher Freddy Garcia, who was contending for a spot in Atlanta's battered rotation.
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves release veteran righty Garcia

Expected to open the season as a part of Braves rotation hit hard by injuries, Freddy Garcia was instead granted his unconditional release as part of Monday's roster moves. Five other players were impacted as left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter and outfielders Jose Constanza and Joey Terdoslavich were optioned to Gwinnett, while infielders Tyler Greene and Tommy La Stella were re-assigned...
Via Fox Sports South
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Garcia looks sharp after 2 poor outings

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Freddy Garcia bounced back from two rough outings, allowing two hits while pitching into the sixth inning Sunday as the Atlanta Braves beat a New York Mets' split-squad 4-1 on Sunday.
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves drop first spring game; Garcia starts strong

The Atlanta Braves took to the field for the first time in 2014 on Wednesday afternoon, looking similar to the group that hung around with Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLDS last season. With the Detroit Tigers in town for the first game of spring training, the Braves gave veteran Freddy Garcia (the Game 4 starter) the starting nod and lost in a rain...
Via Fox Sports South
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves agree to terms with RHP Freddy Garcia

The Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Freddy Garcia and invited him to their big league spring training camp. 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 Dodgers...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Bring Back Freddy Garcia On Minors Deal

Freddy Garcia will be bringing his glove and his arm back to Atlanta after agreeing to a minor league deal with the Braves today.Garcia, 37, had a decent season in 2013, posting a 4.37 ERA in 80.1 innings pitching for both the Orioles and Braves. However, he really sparkled once he got to Atlanta and produced a 1.65 ERA in 27 innings for the Braves.The Mets had showed interest...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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