Garcia gave up three runs on five hits and three walks over 5.1 innings Wednesday while striking out three but didn't factor into the decision in a 5-3 win over the Mets. The veteran lefty's now given up at least three runs in five straight starts, saddling him a 5.22 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 29.1 innings over that stretch. The Yankees need Garcia to at least give them reliable innings with Masahiro Tanaka (shoulder) and CC Sabathia (knee) both struggling to stay healthy, but so far he hasn't held up his end of that bargain. Garcia will next take the mound Tuesday in Detroit.
Garcia (5-8) allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six over 5.2 innings, but received no decision Friday against the Red Sox. Garcia gave up a pair of runs in the first inning before settling down, and despite leaving the game with a three-run deficit, the offense came through late to take him off the hook for a potential loss. He's allowed at least three runs in each of his last four outings, although they came with three different teams, and until he shows signs of improvement, he'll be hard to use in fantasy lineups with confidence. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Mets.
Garcia allowed six runs, five of which were earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out four over 4.2 innings to take the loss Friday against the Indians. Garcia gave up a pair of runs in the second, third and fifth innings, and failed to keep the Yankees competitive in this contest. He's bounced through three teams in the past month and given up 35 earned runs over 47.1 innings covering eight starts, and his 4.49 ERA and 1.36 WHIP make him a player with limited upside in fantasy lineups. He'll make his next start Friday against the Red Sox.
Garcia is on track to make his Yankees debut Friday against the Indians, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports. Garcia was previously expected to make his first start in pinstripes during Thursday's series opener, but those duties will now fall to Sonny Gray, who was acquired from the Athletics a day after the Yankees traded for Garcia. With the additions of Gray and Garcia, Caleb Smith, who has already been optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and Jordan Montgomery are expected to lose out on rotation spots. Montgomery will start Saturday's game, however, as manager Joe Girardi looks to build in an additional day of rest for All-Star Luis Severino.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Garcia is tentatively in line to start Thursday's game against the Indians, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. After acquiring Garcia from the Twins earlier Sunday, the Yankees cleared a spot for him in their rotation by optioning the struggling Caleb Smith to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The lefty may see his statistics dip now that he'll match up more frequently with American League lineups, but Garcia should at least provide the Yankees with some insurance at the back end of the rotation with rookie Jordan Montgomery likely facing an innings cap and Michael Pineda (elbow) lost for the season.
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