Ex-Yanks Garcia to Toronto, Nunez stays w/Boston. Lincecum attemping comeback.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Jaime Garcia only had 8 starts at the end of last year with the Yanks, going 0-3, 4.82, ERA+ 94. Disappointing. The free agent went to Toronto on a 1 yr., deal, $8MM.

Andrew Cashner went from Texas to Baltimore, 2 yr, $16MM

Eduardo Nunez is staying w/Boston on a 1 yr. deal. There was thoughts of bringing back Noon-E but that isn’t happening, and it does appear that Miguel Andujar has first dibs on that 3B job.

One intriguing workout today was held by Tim Lincecum. About 20 teams, inc. the Yanks, attended the workout. The 33 yr. old was great for SF from 2008-2011, winning 2 CYA and tossing 2 no-hitters. At age 28, it went downhill. He is 41-48, 4.94, ERA+ just 72 since 2011 and wasn’t in the majors at all last year. When last in the majors, he was 2-6, 9.16 for the Angels in 2016. YUK. His fastball is apparently back to 90-93 (he had had hip problems) and most likely would be worth a further look-see on a minor league deal.  In a recent photo, he appears bulked up, and maybe the year he took off helped him recover. Worth a flyer on a minor league deal?

 

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