Twins trade for Atlanta pitcher Jaime Garcia
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The Minnesota Twins are getting an added boost on the mound.
Monday night, the Twins picked up left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia, catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Huascar Ynoa.
Garcia has gone 4-7 this year with the Braves with a 4.30 ERA, 41 walks and 85 strikeouts in 18 starts.
He has a career record of 66-52 with a 3.65 ERA.
Garcia finished third in National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2010 when he finished with the fourth-best ERA in the National League that season.
Recker has played in 206 major league games with Oakland, Cubs, Mets and Atlanta, batting a collective .199 average. Playing for Triple-A Gwinnett this season, he has earned a .223 average with eight double and four home runs.
19-year-old Ynoa has a minor league record of 5-11 with a 3.05 ERA.
The Twins will make their roster moves after Monday night's game against the Dodgers.