The blast from the past signings continue for the Bombers. The Yankees and pitcher Freddy Garcia have agreed to a minor league contract. Alike Bartolo Colon, Garcia will be invited to Spring Training and has the opportunity to make the team. If Garcia makes the team, he’ll earn a $1.5 million base and if he hits all of his incentives (30 starts), the deal could be worth $5.1 million. Garcia has publicly stated that he wanted to join the Yankees and well, his wish was granted.

In 28 starts for the Chicago White Sox last season, Garcia posted a 12-6 record with a 4.48 ERA. Garcia posted a 5.19 K/9 and 2.58 BB/9, which are right around his career averages.

This is another low-risk investment for the Yanks. If Garcia does not pan out, the Yanks can simply cut him after Spring Training. He has more upside than Colon does and would fit in nicely at the back end of the Yankee rotation.

With Garcia, Colon, Andruw Jones, and Mark Prior now in the fold, the Yankees should have no issues winning the 2003 World Series.