The Yankees lost a pitcher in a horrible accident yesterday, but today they are trying to get rid of another one – Freddy Garcia.
With seven starters vying for five spots, the Yankees are trying to trade Garcia and apparently offered him up to the Miami Marlins who were not interested, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
The Yankees likely thought it was a worthwhile idea because of Miami’s manager Ozzie Guillen managed Garcia for years in Chicago. Unfortunately they weren’t interested.
There doesn’t seem to any harm in holding off on dealing Garcia until Andy Pettitte comes back as he’s solid depth for them right now. However, it’s not exactly like the Yankees need depth in that position as they have David Phelps and Adam Warren ready and waiting in Triple-A. Either of them would probably serve well as an emergency starter this season if needed.