Orioles add two veterans in Garcia, Proctor

Orioles add two veterans in Garcia, Proctor
March 29, 2013, 9:00 pm
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SARASOTA, Fla. – Always on the lookout for another pitcher, Dan Duquette acquired two on Friday night.

The Orioles signed veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract and traded for another righty, Scott Proctor from San Francisco for cash considerations.

Garcia was released by San Diego on Sunday. He has a 152-101 lifetime record with Seattle, the White Sox, Philadelphia, Detroit and the Yankees, where he spent the past two seasons.

“Freddy’s a veteran pitcher. We’ll take a look at him for five or six starts at Norfolk,” Duquette said.

“He knows what it takes to win a game.”

Garcia will report to Twin Lakes on Sunday and throw a bullpen session, Duquette said.

The 12 pitchers the Orioles will open the season with have 203 lifetime wins, just 51 more than Garcia.

He’s 6-8 with a 4.45 ERA in 21 games against the Orioles.

“We saw him last year quite a bit with the Yankees,” Duquette points out.

Garcia pitched in five games against Baltimore in 2012, with an 0-1 record and a 4.50 ERA.

At Norfolk, he could join Jair Jurrens, Zach Britton and Zach Clark in the rotation. Steve Johnson is on the disabled list.

Proctor, who led the American League with 83 appearances for New York in 2006, pitched in Korea a year ago. He’s 18-16 with a 4.78 ERA and has also pitched for Atlanta and the Dodgers. Proctor was in 13 spring training games for the Giants.