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Orioles will be forced to make decision on Freddy Garcia soon

Apr 27, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

Padres-Angels Spring Baseball AP

MASN’s Roch Kubatko notes that Freddy Garcia may opt out of his contract with the Orioles after he makes his next start with Triple-A Norfolk, meaning the team will soon be forced to make a decision about the right-hander. The 36-year-old currently has a 2.61 ERA in 25.2 innings with a cool 16-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

The Orioles demoted Jake Arrieta after his April 21 start, his fourth, left his ERA at an unsightly 6.63. However, he tossed six scoreless innings with Norfolk in his most recent start and will be the team’s main consideration in making a decision on Garcia’s future. Josh Stinson was promoted in Arrieta’s absence, but he got hit around by the Blue Jays and was immediately sent back down to Norfolk.

  1. 13arod - Apr 27, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    call him up

  2. cackalackyank - Apr 28, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    In other news I heard the Dodgers just lost another starter to injury….

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