Even though he was just a rookie last year, Yimi Garcia emerged as a top setup man with all the numbers you'd expect a top setup man to have -- a solid ERA (3.34), a microscopic WHIP (0.95) and well more than a strikeout per inning (10.8 per nine). The one reason you might hesitate to draft him like a top setup man is because during that period when closer Kenley Jansen was sidelined by a foot injury, then-manager Don Mattingly seemed reluctant to use Garcia as a fill-in closer. But it was early in the year, before Garcia really had a chance to establish himself, and of course, Mattingly isn't the manager anymore. Given that Jansen has something of an injury history, Garcia is someone you'll want to handcuff to him in NL-only Rotisserie leagues.
The Dodgers have recalled reliever Yimi Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The rookie right-hander spent the first three-plus months with the Dodgers before being sent down to the minors at the beginning of July. Since then, he's gone back-and-forth between Triple-A and the Major Leagues a couple of times. Overall, he is 3-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 46 appearances--including one start--for the Dodgers in 2015.
The Dodgers announced Monday they have optioned reliever Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City and expect to activate pitcher Juan Nicasio upon the completion of his 15-day disabled list stint. Garcia is 3-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 46 appearances this season, including one save and one start. Nicasio is 1-3 with one save and a 3.06 ERA in 38 games.
The Dodgers placed right-handed reliever Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday (retroactive to Monday). Peralta is dealing with a neck sprain. Peralta missed significant time earlier with a pinched nerve in his neck. He is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 20 innings of relief this season for the Dodgers. In a corresponding move, the Dodgers recalled reliever Yimi Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Dodgers pitcher Yimi Garcia was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday, the team announced. The move was made to make room for pitcher Mat Latos on the roster, who was recently acquired in a trade with the Marlins. Garcia is 3-2 with a 3.99 ERA over 38 1/3 innings.
As expected, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke was reinstated from the paternity list Sunday, the team announced. Greinke will start Sunday's game at the New York Mets. The team also recalled pitcher Yimi Garcia from Triple-A. Garcia produced a 4.10 ERA over 37 1/3 innings this season.