White Sox Hope To Retain Garcia

White Sox GM Ken Williams says that he hopes to re-sign Freddy Garcia after his contract runs out this season, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.  There was some speculation that there might not be room in the rotation for the veteran righthander.

Earlier this month, Garcia told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune that a proverbial game of musical chairs could leave him without a place to sit.

"Look around," said Garcia. "Now they got (Edwin) Jackson, another pitcher with a lot of money. So they want to get (Jake) Peavy back next year, who knows? They got (John) Danks, (Mark) Buehrle and (Gavin) Floyd. I don't know what the situation is for me."

Having six starters in the mix would give the White Sox some much needed insurance as Peavy might not be healthy by Opening Day.  Rookie Chris Sale is also likely to being the season in the minors to convert back into a starting pitcher. 

In 25 starts this season, Garcia has turned in a 4.82 ERA with 5.3 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9.  His 142 major league innings so for in 2010 eclipse his combined IP from 2007-2009.



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