New York Mets Release Freddy Garcia

Eli GreenspanSenior Analyst IApril 28, 2009

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 29:  Starting pitcher Freddy Garcia #34 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout after he was taken out of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 29, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox won 8-2.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Mets have cut ties with pitcher Freddy Garcia, who had a 8.18 ERA in two starts for the Mets Triple-A affiliate.

Garcia, 33, had poor command of his pitches and was barely topping 85 mph. I don't see teams calling to give Garcia another shot. He is a solid pitcher, who is 118-77 with a 4.07 career ERA. His best year came in 2001 when he went 18-5 with a 3.05 ERA with the Seattle Mariners.

Garcia is going to continue pitching, but did hint to retirement being an option: I'm working really hard to try to get right but my shoulder doesn't respond.  I'm going to try my best. If not, I guess I'll go home. I don't know. That's it, man."

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