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8.31.2007

Garcia Has Season-Ending Surgery

What happened to Freddy Garcia?Remember Freddy Garcia? Three months ago, he was promising high hopes and running into equipment carts in the outfield for $10 million clams.

Just one win and one season-ending shoulder surgery later, the two-time All-Star righty can pretty much put his days in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform behind him, as free agency looms after this season.

Traded away by the Chicago White Sox for two minor leaguers, Garcia was expected to be a steal of an ace for Philly. Unfortunately, he was the complete opposite at 1-5 with a 5.90 ERA in 11 starts.

Rookie Kyle Kendrick was called up from the Double-A Reading Phillies to save the day and take Garcia's spot in the order. Wouldn't you know, the kid has gone 7-3 with a 3.89 ERA in 14 starts.

Something else very peculiar about the Phillies rotation: out of the six quality starting pitchers the club had coming into spring training, only Jamie Moyer (who is older than dirt in baseball years at age 44) hasn't landed on the disabled list. It's a crazy world, kids.

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2 Comments:

Kaitlynn said...

Is Garcia floating in mid-air in that picture? I don't know how handy that can be in baseball, but it's gotta be worth something at least.

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