Freddy Garcia will sign a minor-league deal with the Braves (Crasnick, Jan. 24).
Garcia posted a 1.65 ERA in six games (three starts) with the Braves in 2013.
Overall, he had a 4.37 ERA and 1.245 WHIP in 80 1/3 innings between the Orioles and Braves.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
The Mets talked to a lot of agents about finding a guy for this role. For whatever reason, they ultimately settled on John Lannan, whom they inked to a minor-league deal last week. I’m sure there is still interest in guys like Daisuke Matsuzaka, assuming these players are willing to accept a minor-league deal and compete in Spring Training – whether for the back of the rotation, the bullpen or Triple-A pitching depth.