Wednesday, February 20, 2008
According to Jon Heyman, free agent pitcher Freddy Garcia met with Mets officials today and talks reportedly went well. Garcia, who 1-5 with a 5.90 ERA in 11 starts, is recovering from shoulder surgery and should be ready to pitch in July. The Mets want a lot of depth in their rotation and were impressed at how fast Martinez recovered, so they might run Garcia through the same program if he signs.
UPDATE: Omar Minaya said the Mets are not interested and that Garcia was just visiting two friends, Pedro Martinez and Johan Santana.