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Orioles sign veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia to minor league deal

Orioles sign veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia to minor league deal

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles have signed right-hander Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract in an effort to see whether the 14-year major league veteran can add to the organization’s pitching depth.

The 36-year-old Garcia, who spent the past two seasons with the Yankees, will report to Triple-A Norfolk and receive five to six starts there before the organization choses whether to purchase his contract.

Garcia was released by the Padres on Sunday.

“We’re going to take a look at him for a few starts in Triple-A,” Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said. “We’re see where we are. … He’s agreed to to to...

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