Ervin Santana

Twins acquire LHP Jaime Garcia, Recker from Braves for Ynoa

Hoping to bolster their rotation for a playoff run, the Minnesota Twins got veteran left-handed pitcher Jaime García, catcher Anthony Recker and cash from the Atlanta Braves for minor league righty Huascar Ynoa on Monday.

The 31-year-old García is 66-52 with a 3.65 ERA and 808 strikeouts in 176 appearances, mostly with St. Louis (2008, 2010-16). He missed the 2009 MLB season following Tommy John surgery.

Garcia is 4-7 with a 4.30 ERA, 41 walks and 85 strikeouts in 18 starts this year.

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he planned to start Garcia on Friday night at Oakland.

"We all know his track record. He certainly knows how to pitch. It's a...

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