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Garcia: “That’s why I’m here, to pitch”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 16, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

When reporters first gathered around his locker yesterday, Freddy Garcia seemed a little annoyed. He said there was nothing new for him to say. His first start had been rained out, then it had been pushed back, and he didn’t have much to say about it.

Finally, someone asked if Garcia had looked at the forecast for today. That’s when he started laughing.

“It’s supposed to rain,” he said.

If things go as planned, Garcia will make his first Yankees start this afternoon. He hasn’t started a game since March 29 in spring training. He hasn’t started a major league game since September 29 with the White Sox. At 34 years old, though, Garcia’s been around and he said he’s not nervous to make his first start in pinstripes.

“I’ve been doing my stuff and throwing my bullpens and getting ready for tomorrow,” he said. “That’s all, man. That’s why I’m here, to pitch.”

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