The 36-year-old righty struggled in Baltimore this season with a 5.77 ERA and 3-5 record before being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk in June. He performed much better in his time there, putting up a 2.84 ERA in 13 starts.
The acquisition comes after the news that Beachy will see Dr. James Andrews about his bothersome right elbow. The Braves already have five starters even after losing Tim Hudson with a broken ankle, but the club is attempting to cut back on the innings of its younger starting pitchers.
Garcia has a career 156-106 record and 4.18 ERA over 15 Major League seasons.
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