Of course he’d prefer the bullpen, but Sweaty Freddy said that he doesn’t regret re-signing with the Yankees because he likes it in the Bronx and that he’s ready to pitch out of the bullpen if needed.
“I have never pitched in the bullpen, but I feel fine [with] whatever happens,” Garcia told George King of the NY Post. “I will be ready for anything. It’s the manager’s decision and I have to do my job and go from there.”
Glad to hear Garcia is still happy to be with the Yankees even after the starting pitching shakeup left him on the outside looking in. He’s a veteran who probably knows that he’s not going to have many more chances to win in his career. He also probably knows that the Yankees won’t make it through the season using just five starting pitchers. He’ll get his chance eventually either due to injuries or ineffectiveness.