The Atlanta Braves and right handed starting pitcher Freddy Garcia were able to agree on a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training according to Jerry Crasnick on Twitter.
Pitcher Freddy Garcia has agreed to a minor-league deal with the #braves, says a source.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 24, 2014
Garcia pitched fairly well for the Braves during the last half of the regular season which kept him on the playoff roster. Freddy, who was once a key piece of the Chicago White Sox starting rotation, picked up a start in their National League Division Series elimination game.
They lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but that team looked like they were going to be tough to beat from the get go. Garcia pitched for both the Atlanta Brave and Baltimore Orioles last year where he posted a 4.37 and struck out 46 in 80 1/3 innings of work.
The 37 year old right hander did his best while he was with the Atlanta Braves. He put up a 1.65 ERA while striking out 20. If he’s able to carry over that performance from the last half of the 2013 season, he will have no problem cracking the starting rotation once again.