• Luis Garcia

    Posted by on February 13th, 2006 · Comments (2)

    From the Daily News:

    Luis Garcia of Mexico, a first baseman who played for two months in the Mets system last year, intends to sign a minor-league contract with the Yankees, according to a Mexican baseball official quoted on ESPNdeportes.com.

    Garcia batted .219 with nine homers and 24 RBI in 41 games for Triple-A Norfolk last year and then returned to Mexico and hit .273 with five homers and 28 RBI in 38 games for Sultanes de Monterrey.

    He’s 27. Bats right-handed. Has some power. Andy Phillips insurance?

    He’s been around. The Red Sox, Indians, Dodgers and Mets have all taken him for a ride so far and let him go.

    Comments on Luis Garcia

    1. Raf
      February 13th, 2006 | 10:19 am

      Interesting how Cashman’s been stockpiling players…

      He may offer Phillips insurance. Couldn’t hurt. I’m not expecting too much out of Garcia.

    2. JohnnyC
      February 13th, 2006 | 9:04 pm

      Richard Hidalgo’s still out there and now the Reds, Red Sox and others are in hot pursuit. Cashman could’ve picked him up without competition a few weeks ago. He’s no Al Kaline but he could’ve been a pleasant and inexpensive surprise in 2006.

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