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Yankees ReSign Freddy Garcia – SportsUntapped.com
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Added November 25th, 2011 by Chalk

Yankees Re-Sign Freddy Garcia
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The New York Yankees have decided to bring back starting pitcher Freddy Garcia, signing the 35-year-old veteran to a one-year deal worth between $4 and $5 million. Last season was Garcia’s first with the Yankees, and he had a base salary of $1.5 million, but earned over $3 million by reaching incentives. The Yankees offered Garcia arbitration on Wednesday night and quickly reached the new deal.

Last season, Garcia started 25 games and appeared once in relief, going 12-8 with a 3.62 ERA. He started one playoff game, taking the loss at home after allowing three unearned runs in 5.1 innings in Game 2 of the American League Divisional Series against the Detroit Tigers.

The New York Daily News reports Garcia had two-year deals being offered by other teams, but felt like returning to the Yankees represented his best shot at winning a World Series.

The Yankees seemed thin on starting pitching, especially after ace CC Sabathia, as they lost in the first round of the playoffs, but don’t seem to like the free-agent pitchers that are on the market, at least not for what they’re asking now. The Yankees have met with agents for Edwin Jackson, C.J. Wilson, Roy Oswalt and Mark Buehrle, but may be leaning towards trying to sign more cheap veterans given the relative success they had last year with Garcia and Bartolo Colon.

 
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