|May 5 4:31 PM PT5:31 PM MT6:31 PM CT7:31 PM ET19:31 ET23:31 GMT7:31 CST4:31 PM MST6:31 PM EST7:01 PM VEN3:31 UAE (+1)6:31 PM CT-Garcia held the Angels to two runs, three hits and a walk in 6 2-3 innings in his first start with the Orioles Saturday as they won, 5-4.
Analysis: It was impressive start for the 36-year-old who is coming off a 2012 season in which he posted a 5.20 ERA, the second highest of his career.
|Mar. 29 5:31 PM PT6:31 PM MT7:31 PM CT8:31 PM ET20:31 ET0:31 GMT8:31 CST5:31 PM MST7:31 PM EST8:01 PM VEN4:31 UAE (+1)6:31 PM CT-Garcia agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, five days after he was released by the San Diego Padres.
Analysis: The 36-year-old right-hander was 1-4 with an 8.71 ERA in six spring training starts for the Padres, allowing 25 runs and 26 hits in 20 2-3 innings. He was 7-6 with a 5.20 ERA in 17 starts and 13 relief appearances for the New York Yankees last year. An All-Star in 2001 and 2002, Garcia is 152-101 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 major league seasons.
|Mar. 24 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET19:21 ET23:21 GMT7:21 CST4:21 PM MST6:21 PM EST6:51 PM VEN3:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-The Padres released veteran right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia on Sunday morning, eliminating one candidate for the No. 5 spot in their starting rotation. The 36-year-old was competing with rookie Tyson Ross for the final spot in San Diego's rotation. Garcia was not in the clubhouse on Sunday. He said several times this spring that he wants to continue his major-league career, but that he had no interest in playing in the minors.
Analysis: Garcia, who signed a minor-league contract with the Padres this offseason, had a difficult spring. He was 1-4 with an 8.71 ERA in six starts, allowing 25 runs and 26 hits in 20 2-3 innings. If he had been added to the 40-man roster, Garcia would have received a one-year deal with $1.3 million, with another $1.25 million in incentives based upon games started. He is 152-101 in his career with a 4.15 ERA.