Yankees Officially Re-Sign Freddy Garcia
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The New York Yankees have re-signed right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia to a one-year contract. The value of the deal is reportedly worth near $4 million dollars in base salary plus incentives.
The 35-year-old Garcia went 12-8 with a 3.62 ERA in 26 appearances in his first season with the Yankees in 2011.
Last season Garcia matched his win total from 2010 with the Chicago White Sox and completed his first back-to-back 12-win seasons since a six-season stretch from 2001-06.
Garcia has compiled a career record of 144-95 with a lifetime ERA of 4.09. He is entering his fourteenth season in the majors.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated outfielder Colin Curtis for assignment.
Curtis spent all of 2011 rehabbing from injury and missed the entire season. In 2010, he played 31 games for the Yankees. Curtis batted .186 that season with 1 home run and 8 RBI in 59 at-bats.
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