At age 36, with 19 years of treadwear and a 5.39 ERA over his past two major league seasons, Freddy Garcia – a.k.a. “Big Game Freddy” – doesn’t know how many more big games he’ll pitch. So, joining a first-place Braves team in the throes of a pennant race is not something the well-traveled veteran takes lightly.
The story you’re reading is premium content from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can now also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
Read MyAJC.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyAJC.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to AJC for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
AJC Print subscriber — I need to register my account for digital access.Access Digital
AJC Print subscriber — I’ve already registered my account.Sign In