Looks like our trip in the way-back machine is going to be a crowded one:
[Freddy] Garcia will receive a $1.5 million base salary, if he makes the big-league club. He can also earn $3.6 million in possible incentives, topping out at 30 starts, according to a source. It also lets Garcia opt out by March 29, according to a report.
Late last week, Garcia professed his desire to join the Yanks, (via MLBTR):
“My preference is to be with the New York Yankees, and it’s not unreasonable to have that in mind, because I’ve demonstrated that I can be useful. A team like New York would be ideal for my age, [as would ] playing in a successful, media-heavy, demanding division. Without doubt it would be an inspiration.”
With his low K-rate and high HR-rate, he doesn’t profile into exactly what might be successful in Yankee Stadium, but for the cost, it’s worth a shot.
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