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Garcia named Type B free agent

Posted By Chad Jennings On October 31, 2011 @ 2:22 pm In Misc | 563 Comments

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A Yankees source today confirmed that Freddy Garcia will be a Type B free agent this winter.  [2]Of course, to receive compensation, the Yankees would have to offer Garcia arbitration and I’m not sure that’s likely.

Garcia is the Yankees only free agent who qualifies as a Type B. CC Sabathia and Rafael Soriano both qualify as Type A free agents, but Soriano isn’t expected to opt out and the Yankees are obviously trying to lockup Sabathia rather than lose him for a couple of draft picks.

If Sabathia does hit the open market, he obviously would be offered arbitration.



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[2] Freddy Garcia will be a Type B free agent this winter. : http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/10/official-elias-rankings.html