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Report: Padres and P Garcia agree to minor league contract

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1/29/2013 12:54:15 PM
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(Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres and veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia have reportedly agreed to a minor league contract.

Various reports, including ESPN.com and CBSSports.com, indicate the deal includes an invitation to spring training.

Garcia spent the past two seasons with the New York Yankees and last year was 7-6 with a 5.20 ERA in 30 games, including 17 starts. He posted 12 wins in 2011 after a 12-win season with the White Sox in 2010.

The 36-year-old right-hander broke in with Seattle in 1999 and won 17 games. He owns a career mark of 152-101 with a 4.15 ERA in 359 games, all but 15 as a starter, for the Mariners, White Sox, Phillies, Tigers and Yankees.

Garcia was an All-Star with Seattle in 2001 and 2002, and won a World Series with the White Sox in 2005.

Freddy Garcia (Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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