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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Blue Jays add to bullpen, agree to two-year, $11M deal with Yimi Garcia

The Toronto Blue Jays and reliever Yimi Garcia are in agreement on an $11-million, two-year deal that includes a club option and is pending a physical, according to an industry source.

Garcia, 31, is the club’s first major addition of the off-season and will bolster the back-end of a bullpen that was a trouble-spot for key stretches of 2021. The deal is expected to be finalized in the next few days.

A right-hander from Moca, Dominican Republic, he split last season between the Miami Marlins, where he converted 15 of 18 save opportunities and pitched to a 3.47 ERA in 39 games, and the Houston Astros, where he had a 5.48 ERA but a 1.078 WHIP and 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings over 23 games.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 28, 2021 at 12:04 AM | 5 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Houston Astros bolster pen, deal for Miami Marlins closer Yimi Garcia

The Houston Astros continued to fortify their bullpen before the trade deadline, acquiring right-hander Yimi Garcia from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday for two players.

In exchange for Garcia, the Astros sent outfielder Bryan De La Cruz and right-hander Austin Pruitt to the Marlins.

It’s the second straight day the AL West-leading Astros have swung a trade to add bullpen help. On Tuesday, Houston acquired Kendall Graveman and Rafael Montero from the Mariners.

Garcia, 30, has 15 saves for the Marlins this season and is 3-7 with a 3.47 ERA. He has struck out 35 and walked just five batters in 36⅓ innings pitched. He has a 3.41 ERA over seven major league seasons.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 28, 2021 at 11:07 PM | 0 comment(s)
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