Freddy Garcia to start ALDS Game 3

Updated: September 30, 2011, 9:53 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Freddy Garcia, who was the last pitcher named to the New York Yankees' starting rotation out of spring training, was designated Wednesday night to start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Detroit Tigers on Monday at Comerica Park.

The promotion of Garcia, who turns 35 on Oct. 6 and has a fastball that tops out in the mid-80s, exiled A.J. Burnett, the Yankees' $16.5 million per year No. 2 starter, to the bullpen and likely ensured that Bartolo Colon has thrown his last ...

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