by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Orioles starter Freddy Garcia wasn't sharp Wednesday afternoon at home against the San Diego Padres. Throwing a scoreless first inning, Garcia struggled from that point on in his third outing for Baltimore.
Garcia, who took the loss to fall to 0-2 with a 5.51 ERA, threw 75 pitches and could only get two outs into the fourth inning. He walked two and allowed seven hits for four earned runs to score on his watch. He struck out just one and was hurt by a Kyle Blanks homer in the fourth.
The 36-year-old veteran flirted with a no-hitter in his Orioles' debut against the Angels in Anaheim, but has allowed eight earned runs on 12 hits -- including three homers -- over his last two starts spanning 9 2/3 innings. He's lost both those outings with just four strikeouts.
Because Baltimore is dealing with a plethora of injuries to the starting rotation, Garcia should get another start. That is likely to come Monday against the Yankees.
Freddy Garcia starting Wednesday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) The Orioles are expected to give the ball to Freddy Garcia to start Wednesday afternoon against the Padres, the Baltimore Sun reported Monday. Jason Hammel will start Friday against Tampa Bay following an off-day Thursday.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter had not decided on the order of the starters following Sunday's win over Minnesota.
The 36-year-old Garcia will match up against the team that released him in spring training. He's 4-2 with a career 2.51 ERA over nine career starts against San Diego.
Freddy Garcia being considered for Wednesday start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) The Orioles haven't yet made a decision as of Sunday afternoon about who will start Wednesday against the Padres. The two options are Jason Hammel and Freddy Garcia.
Garcia is 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA through two starts.
Freddy Garcia takes step back
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) After taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his season debut, Orioles starting pitcher Freddy Garcia took a step back as he suffered his first loss of the season Thursday night against the Royals.
Garcia ran into trouble in the fourth as he served up a pair of two-run home runs to Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer, respectively. The 36-year-old veteran was charged with four runs and five hits over six innings of work in a 6-2 defeat. He struck out three and walked one on 77 pitches, 47 for strikes.
Garcia has allowed three home runs through his first two starts. He has watched his ERA rise from 2.70 to 4.26 over that span. The right-hander is scheduled to start Wednesday at home against San Diego. He has not pitched against the Padres since 2005.
Freddy Garcia starting Thursday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) The Orioles will hand the ball to Freddy Garcia to start Thursday's series finale at home against the Kansas City Royals, MASNSports.com reports Wednesday. This was originally Miguel Gonzalez's spot in the rotation but Gonzalez was pushed back due to a blister.
Garcia will be working on regular rest after he debuted for the Orioles Saturday in Anaheim and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He ended up giving up two runs on three hits over 6 2/3 frames.
Not convinced by Freddy Garcia's debut
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Freddy Garcia baffled the Angels for much of his season debut Saturday, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Did he just get by on veteran guile, or is there reason for Fantasy owners to be excited about his return to the rotation?
Garcia held the Angels to two runs on three hits in 6 2/3 innings, but he shad just two strike outs. The Angels appeared to be beating themselves more than anything, hitting the ball right at defenders early in the count. His ability to keep batters off balance was noteworthy, but he induced just six swinging strikes, an indication that he was not exactly blowing guys away.
Garcia had a 5.20 ERA in 107 1/3 innings a year ago, and he is not guaranteed a spot in the team's rotation. Garcia can opt out of his contract May 14, and the team is not certain they have a starting spot available for him for the long-term.
Garcia is worth a look in AL-only Fantasy formats, but it would be a surprise if he could make an impact for mixed-league owners. He has a lot to prove.
Freddy Garcia takes no-hitter into seventh
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013)Freddy Garcia had a solid showing in his Orioles debut Saturday afternoon against the Angels. The right-hander worked six no-hit innings and allowed two runs on three hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.
Garcia's no-hit bid was broken up by a leadoff single by Erick Aybar in the seventh and he surrendered a two-run homer to Mark Trumbo three batters later. He was done after throwing 78 pitches, 51 for strikes, and left in line for the win but the bullpen was unable to hold on.
The 36-year-old also struck out two and walked one in a no-decision.
Garcia went 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA in five starts for Triple-A Norfolk before being recalled for Saturday's outing.
Freddy Garcia officially recalled for start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) The Orioles officially recalled Freddy Garcia from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday to start in Anaheim against the Angels.
Garcia was 4-0 with Norfolk with a 2.67 ERA over five starts. He had two walks and 21 strikeouts and earned the right to make a start for Baltimore Saturday. The 36-year-old recently extended his opt-out clause with the team to May 14.
Garcia is 16-3 with a 2.66 ERA over 28 career starts against the Angels.
Report: Freddy Garcia to start Saturday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) The Orioles plan to promote starting pitcher Freddy Garcia from Triple-A Norfolk to start Saturday against the Angels, according to FOX Sports. Garcia is 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA and .250 opponents' batting average through five starts for Norfolk.
Freddy Garcia to remain with Orioles
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Orioles starter Freddy Garcia, who is pitching with Triple-A Norfolk, will remain in the organization for a few more starts at least, MLB.com reported Monday. Garcia was eligible to opt out following his next outing, but his opt-out date has been extended to May 14.
Garcia took home International League pitcher of the week honors after going 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA, no walks and nine strikeouts in two starts from April 22-28 for Triple-A Norfolk. Garcia is 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in five starts.
Orioles have 'dialogue' with Freddy Garcia
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Orioles pitcher Freddy Garcia took home International League pitcher of the week honors after going 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA, no walks and nine strikeouts in two starts from April 22-28 for Triple-A Norfolk. Garcia is 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in five starts.
Garcia can opt out of his contract with the Orioles, but executive vice president Dan Duquette said the team has "a dialogue going with him," per MASNsports.com.
"We have to continue to talk to him," Duquette said. "We need to revisit that here this week. He's pitching well."
Freddy Garcia staying at Triple-A
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Orioles starter Freddy Garcia is not a candidate to start Monday for Baltimore, MASNSports.com reports Sunday. Garcia remains listed as the starter for Sunday's game for Triple-A Norfolk.
It looks like Zach Britton will get the starting nod for Monday. Garcia is 3-0 with Norfolk with a 2.81 ERA in four starts. He can opt out of his contract with the Orioles after his fifth game.
Freddy Garcia slated to start in Triple-A Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Orioles pitcher Freddy Garcia is scheduled to start for Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday.
Garcia has been mentioned as a potential spot-starter for the Orioles Wednesday, but that doesn't seem likely unless he's scratched from Tuesday's game. The team was rained out Friday, and has yet to name a starter for Wednesday's game. Zach Britton has also been mentioned as a potential starter, and may now be the favorite given the Garcia news.
Zach Britton, Freddy Garcia options for Wednesday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) The Orioles need a starter for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays due to the rain out on Friday, MLB.com reports. The starter will likely come from Triple-A Norfolk.
Britton is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA over three starts while Garcia is 2-0 with a 3.57 ERA. Josh Stinson is a longer shot for the job, but still a possibility.
Freddy Garcia has opt-out clause
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Orioles recent addition Freddy Garcia passed his physical Sunday, reports MASNSports.com. Garcia also completed a bullpen session.
The veteran said he's ready to pitch after going five innings and throwing 80 pitches last weekend in his last start for the Padres before they let him go.
Garcia is expected to start next Sunday for Triple-A Norfolk and can opt out of his contract after five starts if Baltimore doesn't purchase it.
"If they don't need me, I can go," he said. "We'll see what happens. Hopefully, I'll pitch the way they want me to pitch. I think this is a good situation for me. I know I can help the team when they need me. I can be in the starting rotation, I can be in the bullpen. I did it last year and I'm fine with that."
Orioles sign Freddy Garcia to minor-league deal
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) The Orioles have signed veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia to a minor-league deal Friday. Garcia was recently released by the Padres this week and posted an 8.71 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP in six starts this spring.
Freddy Garcia dropped by Padres
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) The San Diego Padres released veteran starting pitcher Freddy Garcia on Sunday, reports MLB.com. Garcia was unable to make a push for a roster spot this spring with a 8.71 ERA over 20 2/3 innings. Garcia now becomes a free agent and should garner some interest around the major leagues.
Freddy Garcia serves up some long balls
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Padres pitcher Freddy Garcia did not receive much help from his defense in Saturday's Cactus League outing against the Rockies. He allowed seven runs (three earned) on five hits over five innings of work. Garcia surrendered a pair of homers in the first before Josh Rutledge launched a solo shot off him in the second. The right-hander was tagged with a three-spot in the third for his final damage. Garcia also walked three and struck out one.
Garcia has an 8.71 ERA through six spring starts.
Freddy Garcia struggles against Angels
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) After giving up just one run in his previous outing, Padres pitcher Freddy Garcia was not as effective in Sunday's Cactus League start against the Angels. He allowed six runs on six hits over five innings of work. The right-hander made it through the first two frames unscathed before getting tagged with a three-spot in the third. He would surrender a two-run homer to Vernon Wells in the fourth before giving up his final damage in the fifth. Garcia, who is competing for a spot in the rotation, also struck out four and walked one.
Garcia serves up long ball
(3/13/2013) After getting tagged for 11 runs (10 earned) in his first three Cactus League starts, Padres pitcher Freddy Garcia was much sharper on Tuesday night against the Giants. He allowed one run on three hits over four innings of work. The right-hander took a no-hitter into the third before surrendering a solo homer to Johnny Monell. Garcia also struck out six and walked one.
Garcia continues to struggle
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Padres pitcher Freddy Garcia endured another tough outing as he picked up his second Cactus League loss in Thursday's contest against the Angels. Garcia allowed three runs on three hits over three innings of work in a 12-3 defeat. He also struck out three and did not issue a walk. "He got a couple of fastballs up and they took advantage," Padres manager Bud Black said. "But the secondary pitches are going to be a good thing for Freddy. He's got to continue to work on the fastball. When he's down, he's good. When he's up, he's vulnerable."
Garcia with another rough outing
(3/1/2013) Padres pitcher Freddy Garcia had a poor showing his spring debut and endured another rough outing in Friday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers. He allowed three runs on four hits over 2 2/3 innings. The right-hander also struck out three and walked two. "I thought Freddy's secondary pitches were pretty good, but I think probably the fastball command he'd like to continue to improve on as the spring goes," manager Bud Black told MLB.com. Garcia has allowed eight runs (seven earned) through two starts this spring.
Garcia gets off to rough start
(2/24/2013) Padres pitcher Freddy Garcia made his Cactus League debut on Sunday against the Mariners but did not have his finest showing. He allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits over one inning of work. Most of his damage came in the form of a three-run homer off the bat of Raul Ibanez. The right-hander also struck out one while throwing 34 pitches, 23 for strikes. Garcia is competing for a spot in the rotation this spring. Thats definitely not how I want to start the spring, Garcia told the U-T San Diego. I left a couple fastballs up. The first hitters were swinging early. My slider was pretty good after the hits. They didn't let me pitch my game.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/28/2013) ESPN reports the Padres agreed to a minor-league deal with pitcher Freddy Garcia, according to a source. He will get the chance to compete for a rotation spot.
(1/20/2013) The Miami Herald reported on Sunday that pitcher Freddy Garcia "would love to play" for the Marlins in 2013. Garcia, a Miami resident, went 7-6 with a 5.20 ERA in 30 appearances (17 starts) for the Yankees last season.