Report: Yankees reel in Garcia

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New York - The New York Yankees have reportedly signed pitcher Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

FoxSports.com is among two media outlets reporting the deal through Major League Baseball's web site.

The 35-year-old right-hander went 12-6 with a 4.64 earned-run average for the White Sox last season in his second tour of duty in Chicago.

His 28 starts were the most he had made since a 17-win campaign with the White Sox in 2006. Garcia was hampered by a shoulder injury that limited him to 11 turns with the Phillies in 2007 and he made just a combined 12 starts with the Tigers and White Sox over the next two seasons.

During his 12-year career, Garcia has compiled a 133-87 record with a 4.13 ERA with the Mariners, White Sox, Phillies and Tigers. The native of Venezuela was the American League ERA titlist in 2001 (3.05) and has thrown more than 200 innings in a season seven times.

The Yankees have also signed fellow right-handers Mark Prior and Bartolo Colon to minor league deals during the off-season.


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