Mets Sign Pitcher Freddy Garcia

An article by posted on January 22, 2009

According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, the Mets have signed righthanded starter Feddy Garcia.

Freddy Garcia is a Met. The righthander agreed to a minor-league deal with the Mets tonight, the Daily News has learned. It’s believed he can earn as much as $8 million to $9 million if he makes the team and reaches all of his incentives.

Nice signing for the Mets, especially if Garcia returns to his pre-injury form.

It’s a minor league deal, but barring a major setback, he should easily make the team,

The deal only pays him $8-9 million if he reaches a number of incentives, so it’s a very solid play by Omar Minaya. I’m guessing that the guaranteed money is probably around $2-3 million dollars. 

I don’t know how this impacts the Ben Sheets or the Oliver Perez situation, but it certainly gives the Mets a little more leverage in their negotiations.

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