Rumor: Yankees asked Miami if it had interest in Garcia

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.

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2 Responses to Rumor: Yankees asked Miami if it had interest in Garcia

  1. Matt Dailey says:

    Can't wait to see Warren or Phelps get a chance.

  2. hotdog says:

    They deserve a chance but that AAA stockpile isn't helping much…Betances and Banuelos are being groomed for a possible 2013 entry, that's if they perform well enough at AAA and throw enough innings…i think if these other guys don't get their chance soon, we may never know what they are capable of or they will be converted to the bullpen…the Yankees have been touting their pitching prospects for several years now and I'd like to see them perform…i just don't think we'll see much from Phelps, Warren or Mitchell, possibly a spot start…it's a nice problem to have people say but how do you manage the talent in order to see what they are capable of on the big stage…