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January 27, 2011

White Sox consider bringing back Freddy Garcia [UPDATE #2]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 27, 2011 12:30 pm
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Heyman @ SI tweets:

chisox considering freddy garcia. they like him. issue is return of peavy (june maybe) would make it 6 starters.

UPDATE: Kenny says there hasn’t been any recent contact with Freddy:

Williams talked to Garcia’s camp about the White Sox rotation situation, although no numbers were exchanged and Williams said there haven’t been talks with Garcia for at least two or three weeks.


“We have no idea what is going to happen in Spring Training, regarding Peavy at this point, other than what Peavy tells us,” said Williams with a laugh. “So, [Garcia] would be coming in with no guarantee that he would start at all.

“If he did start, it would only be for a shorter time and then he would move to the bullpen. Somebody would move to the bullpen, as [manager] Ozzie [Guillen] tends to go with whoever is pitching the best.

“That situation doesn’t seem like one Freddy wants to be in,” Williams said. “But I’m not sure what’s out there for him or what motivates him. I know he likes Chicago.”

UPDATE #2: Freddy wants to go to New York (MLBTR):

The White Sox may be considering Freddy Garcia, but Garcia had a different team in his sights when he spoke yesterday with Israel Pacheco Velásquez from the Venezuelan paper Meridiano. “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,” Garcia said. “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.”

Freddy says he plans to sign soon.


  1. well is Freddy a potential bulpen arm. if we bring him back then we can have 5 solid starters for sure at the start of the season. but what happens when peavy does come back, we need to realize that he hasn’t pitched in a game in a while. maybe he should be in the pen for a while just to make sure he’s ready!

    Comment by Anonymous — January 27, 2011 @ January 27, 2011 4:57 pm | Reply

    • I think Freddy will find a team that will give him a starting position and go there. If he comes back to the Sox, it’d be because he wasn’t offered any starting gigs…

      Comment by The Wizard — January 27, 2011 @ January 27, 2011 9:37 pm | Reply

      • I can see the Yankees giving him a shot but I don’t know, they are a team that wins every year so they might not.

        Comment by Anonymous — January 28, 2011 @ January 28, 2011 12:46 am | Reply

        • maybe they’ll give him a shot but I can’t see them being patient with him

          I think it’s more likely they make a trade…

          Comment by The Wizard — January 28, 2011 @ January 28, 2011 12:26 pm | Reply

          • yeah, because he wins but has a high era. a big chance he doesn’t have a good year if he starts. I think he should retire on a solid year.

            Comment by Anonymous — January 28, 2011 @ January 28, 2011 12:42 pm | Reply

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