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Garcia agrees to minor league deal with Orioles

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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP)

Pitcher Freddy Garcia agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, five days after he was released by the San Diego Padres.

The Orioles also acquired right-handed reliever Scott Proctor from the San Francisco Giants for cash on Friday.

The 36-year-old Garcia was 1-4 with an 8.71 ERA in six spring training starts for the Padres, allowing 25 runs and 26 hits in 20 2-3 innings. The right-hander was 7-6 with a 5.20 ERA in 17 starts and 13 relief appearances for the New York Yankees last year.

An All-Star in 2001 and 2002, Garcia is 152-101 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 major league seasons.

Proctor, also 36, is 18-16 with a 4.78 ERA in a seven-year career with the Yankees, Dodgers and Braves. Last year, he had 35 saves in the Korean Baseball Organization.

He will be assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.

Baltimore said Friday that outfielder Chris Dickerson had been reassigned to its minor league camp.

Tagged: Orioles, Yankees, Padres, Freddy Garcia

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