"I would love to stay in Chicago because I like the city and I have friends here, but I don't think I'm going to come back," Garcia said. "In any case, I appreciate them for trusting me last year; however, a team like New York would be ideal, and would match up with this stage of my career."The White Sox reportedly could give Garcia more than the $1 million he made last season when he was 12-6 with a 4.64 ERA in 28 starts. Garcia's 157 innings last season were more than 129 he pitched in 2007-09 combined.
The Yankees, of course, are still looking for starting pitching, although the interest seems to be coming more from Garcia's side than the Yankees.
The Nationals are also looking to add starting pitching, although they are unlikely to fit into Garcia's discription of "a team like New York" -- unless he means the Mets.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
UPDATE: Freddy Garcia has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Yankees, reports FOX Sports. Garcia should be in the lead to serve as the No. 5 starter, but will have to fight off Bartolo Colon and Sergio Mitre. Shouldn't be too much of an issue.
-- Evan Brunell