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Twins interested in starting pitcher Jaime Garcia

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Remember him? The starting pitcher the Twins had for all of one week last year before trading him to the Yankees?

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In the wake of the Ervin Santana injury news comes some really exciting news regarding the Twins, free agency, and starting pitchers: Apparently, the team is interested in old friend acquaintance Jaime Garcia.

As you may or may not remember, the Twins acquired Jaime Garcia from the Braves last July, but then flipped him to the Yankees just a week later for pitching prospects Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns. Garcia made only one glorious start for the Twins, and never even played in Minnesota.

That doesn’t mean the Twins are over him, though, as Mike Berardino tweeted today:

Garcia would certainly help the Twins rotation, as it pretty much needs all the help it can get at this point. Is he an “Ace”, though? Absolutely not. Considering all of the four to five type starters the Twins already have, I’m skeptical about how much Garcia would do for the Twins — but considering how bad the free agent market has been, he could potentially come at a very cheep price. That could make the signing worth it.

Jaime Garcia will turn 32 years old in July of this season. He has a career ERA of 3.69 over nine seasons.

Poll

Should the Twins sign Jaime Garcia?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Yes, we need starting pitching help.
    (413 votes)
  • 14%
    No, might as well go with internal options.
    (130 votes)
  • 12%
    If the Twins can flip him again for more prospects, it might be okay.
    (113 votes)
  • 27%
    If he’s cheep as hell, maybe.
    (243 votes)
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