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Dodgers agree to minor league deal with Freddy Garcia

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The Dodgers have agreed to a minor league deal with veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.

We haven’t heard much from “Sweaty Freddy” recently. The 38-year-old pitched in Taiwan with the EDA Rhinos last season after he failed to make the Braves out of spring training. He had a 4.37 ERA and 46/17 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings between the Orioles and Braves in 2013 and also spent some time in Triple-A.

Joe Wieland is expected to begin the season in the Dodgers’ rotation while Hyun-Jin Ryu rests a shoulder injury, so Garcia figures to serve as veteran depth in Triple-A.