According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia has signed a minor league deal with the Braves. The deal includes an invitation to spring training, per Mark Bowman.
Freddy Garcia will return to the #Braves with a Minor League deal and ST invite. Confirms @jcrasnick's tweet.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) January 24, 2014
Pitcher Freddy Garcia has agreed to a minor-league deal with the #braves, says a source.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 24, 2014
Garcia went 1-2 with 1.65 ERA in 6 outings with #braves last season. Good depth signing for Atlanta.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 24, 2014
The 37-year-old righty joined the Braves late last season and plugged in a hole in the starting rotation. The signing adds some depth for the Braves' young starters going into the 2014 season, but hopefully Garcia will continue to "just make pitch" in Gwinnett.