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Braves acquire Freddy Garcia from Orioles

Aug 23, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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In need some of some rotation depth with Tim Hudson out for the season and Brandon Beachy possibly joining him on the disabled list, the Braves have acquired veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia from the Orioles for cash considerations.

Garcia got knocked around for a 5.77 ERA in 53 innings for the Orioles before accepting a demotion to Triple-A in June. He’s pitched well for Norfolk with a 2.84 ERA and 61/15 K/BB ratio in 13 starts, but at this point Garcia is purely a fallback plan. He throws in the mid-80s and serves up way too many homers, but he’s 36 years old with 15 seasons of experience and a fallback plan is what the Braves needed.

For now he’ll stay at Triple-A, moving from Norfolk to Gwinnett.

  1. dondada10 - Aug 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    How much longer is left in the AAA season?

    • jwbiii - Aug 23, 2013 at 3:40 PM

      A week and a half.

  2. scdocal - Aug 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Strictly a move for depth. Especially the way injuries are going for the braves

  3. wpjohnson - Aug 23, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Could be a good move. It didn’t cost any prospects. Garcia is a good veteran presence.

  4. joeflaccosunibrow - Aug 23, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Future HBT headline:

    Orioles Receive Box of Pine-tar and Pencils to Complete Sweaty Freddie Trade

    • natslady - Aug 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      How we lost to that guy I’ll never know. Just another bad memory from this season.

  5. billgatesbarber - Aug 23, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    They brought him just to beat the Nats again in September.

  6. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 23, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    He might do good with the Braves, hell if he was on the bluejays he would be their 2nd best pitcher. Ok I guess that’s not really saying much but still

  7. toodrunktotastethischicken - Aug 23, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Out of question, how much is “cash considerations” usually exchanged in deals like these?

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 24, 2013 at 1:37 AM

      15 dollars

    • Walk - Aug 24, 2013 at 9:12 AM

      It is often just a salary dump.

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