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St. Louis Cardinals sign free-agent pitcher Luis Garcia

Sep 1, 2020; Houston,Texas, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Luis Garcia (45) delivers a pitch to Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (10) during the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent right-hander Luis Garcia on Friday and added him to the major league roster.

Garcia, 34, will assume the roster spot of right-hander Johan Oviedo, who was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday. St. Louis moved right-hander Carlos Martinez (thumb) to the 60-day injured list to open a spot on the 40-man roster.

Garcia was at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the New York Yankees’ organization this season, going 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA in 18 appearances but did not appear in the major leagues. He was granted his release this week.

In eight major league seasons, Garcia is 14-17 with a 4.26 ERA over 326 appearances (four starts) for the Philadelphia Phillies (2013-18), Los Angeles Angels (2019) and Texas Rangers (2020).

–Field Level Media