D-Backs cash in on top pick

<b>ANAHEIM, Calif. –</b> The Arizona Diamondbacks cashed in on the No. 1 pick in Monday's Rule V Draft, dealing righthander Angel Garcia to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for cash considerations.

The Diamondbacks had selected Garcia, a 21-year-old starting pitcher, from the Rochester Red Wings in the Minnesota Twins organization.

A 6'7", 220 lb. hurler who was a fourth-round selection of the Twins in the June 2001 draft, Garcia has logged four professional seasons in the Minnesota organization.

Last year, he pitched with the Gulf Coast League (R ) Twins and the Sing of Quad Cities (A), appearing in 11 games and making two starts. He was 2-0 with a 3.50 ERA in 18.0 innings.

Garcia is currently pitching for Manati of the Puerto Rican Winter League, where he is 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in seven games.

The Diamondbacks lost one player in Monday's draft, outfielder Cedrick Brooks, who was selected by the Washington Nationals in the Triple-A phase. Brooks hit .283 with eight RBI in 16 games for the El Paso Diablos in the Texas League last season.


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