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Garcia contract update, plus other notes and links

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 12, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Earlier today, The Associated Press moved this update on Freddy Garcia’s contract.

NEW YORK (AP) — Freddy Garcia can make up to $5,575,000 with the New York Yankees.

The 35-year-old right-hander is guaranteed $4 million under the one-year contract that was finalized Friday. He would make $250,000 each for 25, 27, 29 and 30 starts, plus $275,000 for his 31st start and $300,000 for his 32nd start.

Garcia was 12-8 with a 3.62 ERA in 25 starts and one relief appearance last season. He had a $1.5 million base salary and made an additional $1.85 million in performance bonuses for a total of $3.35 million.

• Adding to the ongoing question of John Danks as a potential trade target, Jon Heyman tweeted today that the White Sox have asked for two of Jesus Montero, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances. I believe earlier reports said Montero and Banuelos, but subbing Betances for one of those two probably doesn’t make much of a difference. Still a huge price to pay.

• Writing about today’s non-tender deadline, good friend Tim Britton — did some Yankees coverage for MLB.com two years ago — looked at the acquisition and current role of Alfredo Aceves in Boston.

• Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies are being aggressive in their pursuit of Michael Cuddyer. He’s another guy who had some Yankees fans attention before the Yankees made it clear they weren’t spending big on a bat this offseason.

• The Blue Jays picked up a solid fourth outfielder today, trading for the Phillies Ben Francisco. Toronto gave up reliever Frank Gailey in return.

Albert Pujols’ wife isn’t thrilled with the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Associated Press photo

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