CHiCAGO (CBS) — The White Sox are considering bringing Freddy Garcia back for the 2011 season, according to a published report.

In a tweet, John Heyman of reported that the Sox are thinking of bringing Garcia back. The team had expressed interest in keeping Garcia as far back as the end of last season, but his name was later linked to virtually every team with pitching needs, according to MLB Fanhouse.

If Garcia does come back, the team will have one starter too many once Jake Peavy returns. But that will not be until June at the earliest, MLB Fanhouse reported.

Garcia was the starting pitcher for Game 4 of the 2005 World Series, in which the White Sox won the title. He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in December 2006, but was later placed on the disabled list for a shoulder injury.

After stints with the Detroit Tigers and New York Mets, Garcia returned to the White Sox in minor league contract, and started for the first time in three years for the Sox on Aug. 18, 2009. The Sox exercised their 2010 option on Garcia to keep him for another season afterward.

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