Phillies Sign Edgar Garcia

Garcia returns to the Phillies organization after spending last year in the Independent American Association. Photo:

The Phillies have signed right-handed pitcher Edgar Garcia to a minor-league contract. Garcia, 25, spent 2012 with the El Paso Diablos of the Independent American Association, posting a 6.53 ERA in four starts. Garcia was once a promising Phillies farmhand, signing at age 16 in 2004, coming equipped with a plus change-up. Garcia reached Double-A Reading in 2008 as a 20-year old but has since struggled to stay on the field due to injuries.

In 2011, his last appearance in organized professional baseball, Garcia appeared as a swing-man for High-A Wilmington and Double-A Northwest Arkansas of the Kansas City organization after signing with them as a minor league free agent. Garcia will likely start the year in High-A Clearwater or Double-A Reading and could see time as a reliever or a starter.



  1. matt

    January 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    one word WHY ?

    • EddieG

      January 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Depth move and can be a good one

  2. Bart Shart

    January 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Let’s hope he flourishes. Seems like he has suffered enough.

  3. Cs

    January 10, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Yawn, thanks for the update though.

  4. Ryne Duren

    January 11, 2013 at 9:23 am

    organizational filler. i agree Cs. yawn

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