As teams contemplate trades, Freddy Garcia would cost nothing except money.
The right-hander, who had shoulder surgery last year, will have a showcase on Aug. 5. Virtually every team in contention has some degree of interest in Garcia. The list includes the Cardinals, Phillies, Rangers, Red Sox, Royals, Tigers, Mets, White Sox and Yankees.
Garcia will probably want a contract for 2009 and could get it depending on how he looks.
Driving up to Boston this afternoon. I’ll update the blog if anything happens, but the plan is to take a little time off until tomorrow morning.