Orioles sign veteran pitcher Garcia to minor-league deal

March 29, 2013 | WNST Staff


The Orioles announced Friday that they have signed right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract.

In his 14-year major league career, Garcia, 36, is 152-101 with a 4.15 ERA (2,183.2IP, 1,006ER). He was an American League All-Star with Seattle in 2001 and 2002 and finished second in Rookie of The Year balloting in 1999, when he went 17-8 with a 4.07 ERA (201.1IP, 91ER) in 33 starts for Seattle.

Over the last two seasons with the New York Yankees, Garcia was 19-14 with a 4.29 ERA (254.0IP, 121ER) in 56 games (42 starts).

Garcia’s 152 career wins are the most by a Venezuelan-born pitcher in major league history.