Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:06:47 -0800
The Atlanta Braves have yet to tell SP Alex Wood if he'll be a starter or reliever to begin the season. Wood went 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in five August starts last year but was then shifted to the bullpen. SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) is expected to return to the team in May after recovering from Tommy John surgery, and the team should only have one open spot in the rotation with SP Freddy Garcia competing for the spot, as well. The Braves only have one left-handed reliever in RP Luis Avilan, until RP Jonny Venters (elbow) returns from the disabled list in May or June.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 11:37:54 -0800
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Braves SP Freddy Garcia can opt out of his contract if he is not on the major league roster by March 25.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:32:31 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Freddy Garcia will make $1.25 million if he makes the major league roster and can earn up to $1.75 million in incentives for starts or up to $1 million for relief outings.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:00:56 -0800
The Atlanta Braves re-signed SP Freddy Garcia to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Friday, Jan. 24, according to a baseball source. Garcia went 1-2 with a 1.65 ERA in six outings with Atlanta late last year.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:35:17 -0800
The New York Yankees are not interested in signing free-agent SP Freddy Garcia (Braves).
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:01:44 -0800
The New York Mets met with agents Peter and Ed Greenberg Tuesday, Dec. 10, who represent free-agent SS Cesar Izturis (Reds), SP Freddy Garcia (Braves) and SP Johan Santana (Mets).
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:22:22 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is not on the team's 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The roster includes slumping OF B.J. Upton and SP Freddy Garcia. SP Paul Maholm also did not make the roster after going 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA on the season. Uggla hit only .122 in 49 at-bats in the season's final month. 2B Elliot Johnson is expected to start at second base in the series.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:13:51 -0700
The Atlanta Braves appear to be leaning toward using SP Freddy Garcia in Game 4 of the National League Division Series, if necessary.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:49:57 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Paul Maholm (elbow) felt soreness in his elbow, and he'll undergo an MRI exam and miss his start Friday, Sept. 13. P David Hale will start in his place. SP Freddy Garcia will start in the place of SP Alex Wood Thursday, Sept. 12, in order to give Wood a breather.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 19:49:48 -0700
Atlanta Braves P Freddy Garcia made his first appearance Sunday, Sept. 1, after being acquired from the Baltimore Orioles Aug. 23, for cash. He worked 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing three hits and a walk. "Freddy did a good job saving our bullpen," manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia is expected to be sided as a long reliever, but the skipper also indicated Garcia could see a spot start at times in the final month of the regular season. Either way, he is only worth a look in deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues.