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BREAKING NEWS: Padres sign Freddy Garcia 

The Padres have signed right-hander Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN (via twitter).

Freddy GarciaThe 36 year old pitched to a 5.20 ERA in 107 1/3 innings for the Yankees last year. His extended stats show a 7.5 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 for 2012. He was hampered by an uncharacteristically high homerun rate at 15.8% HR/FB.

Garcia owns a career line of 4.15 ERA, 6.5 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 pitching for the Mariners, White Sox, Tigers and Yanees. He had a very brief stint with the Phillies in 2007 starting just 11 games with them. This will be his first time back in the National League since.

Garcia will compete for a rotation spot along side Anthony Bass, Eric Stults, Tyson Ross, Casey Kelly, and the like. Clayton Richard, Edinson Volquez, and Jason Marquis look to have three of the five spots already.

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About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.

  • padresgm

    The news I have been waiting for all offseason!