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B-Mets' Garcia gaining comfort

When the Mets traded Armando Benitez to the Yankees in 2003, many assumed it was a trade solely made to free themselves of the problematic closer. However, few knew that the Mets actually received a potent young relief pitcher by the name of Anderson Garcia.

"He's got some of the nastiest stuff I've seen," said catcher Andy Wilson. "He's got a real hard sinker, when his slider is on, its on, and he can also throw a change-up for a strike, when all three of them are working, he's lights out." Garcia, a native of Santo Domingo, DR, was able to get his sinker ball up to 94 MPH in spring training and got his slider around the low 80s. Placed on the... Recommended Stories