Garcia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. With Austin Meadows serving as the Rays' designated hitter and manager Kevin Cash deploying an outfield of Brandon Lowe, Kevin Kiermaier and Tommy Pham, there's no spot in the lineup available for Garcia. Garcia went hitless in nine at-bats over the first two games of the series in New York, dropping his season average to .278.
Garcia is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Garcia will take a seat for Wednesday's series finale with no DH spot available in Miami's ballpark. Over his last 10 games, Garcia is slashing .421/.500/.711 with three homers and a stolen base.
Garcia went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Marlins. Garcia started the scoring with a 471-foot solo shot in the second inning and added RBI singles in the sixth and ninth innings to lead the Rays' hitters. Garcia is hitting .296 with seven homers, 17 RBI and 19 runs scored over 35 games this season. He has reached base safely in 12 consecutive games, going 18-for-47 with four walks in that span.
Garcia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a stolen base and an additional run scored in a 7-2 win over the Yankees on Saturday. The stolen base is Garcia's third of the year as he's already reached his season total from 2018 in just over one-third of the at-bats. The 27-year-old has a .283/.345/.496 slash line with six home runs and 14 RBI through 33 games.
Garcia went 3-for-4 with a homer, a walk, three runs and three RBI in Monday's 12-1 win over the Diamondbacks. Garcia singled and scored in the second, hit an RBI single in the third and walked and scored in the seventh. He added two more unnecessary insurance runs in the eighth with a two-run shot, his fifth of the season, off catcher John Ryan Murphy. Garcia is riding a seven-game hitting streak, hitting .407 with a 1.096 OPS over that stretch.
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