Former pitcher Freddy Garcia set to announce retirement

Pitcher Freddy Garcia will retire from baseball after pitching for his native Venezuela in the Caribbean Series championship game on Sunday.

What It Means:

Garcia, 39, threw 7 1/3 innings in Triple-A for the Dodgers last season but spent most of the last two years in Taiwan, Venezuela and Mexico. He made two All-Star teams and finished runner-up in the 1999 American League Rookie of the Year voting.

He's had a fine career. Garcia held a 4.15 ERA across 2,264 innings over parts of 15 major league seasons. He retires with a 16.9 percent strikeout rate and 7.4 walk rate.