The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the Winter Meetings without a left-handed pitcher on their 40-man roster.
That is about to change as the club has agreed to a deal with left-handed reliever Jarlin García.
The left-hander will earn $2.5M in 2023 and the Bucs will have a $3.25M club option for 2024, a source confirmed to Pittsburgh Baseball Now. The deal is pending a physical.
García, who turns 30 next month, went 1-4 with a 3.74 ERA/4.27 FIP with one save across 65 innings with the San Francisco Giants last season.
In three years with the Giants from 2020-22, Garcia posted an impressive 2.84 ERA with 138 strikeouts in 152 innings.
The six-year major league veteran has combined to go 17-15 with a 3.61 ERA in 285 games between his time with the Giants and Miami Marlins. He has recorded two career saves.
García will slot into the Pirates’ bullpen as the lone left-hander currently on the roster.
The native of the Dominican Republic joins first basemen Ji-Man Choi and Carlos Santana as players the Bucs have brought in to try and improve on their second-straight 100-loss season in 2022.