Garcia will not start Monday's game against the Royals. Garcia hits the bench after starting six straight games at second base. Danny Mendick will take over at the keystone in his absence.
Garcia is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Twins. Garcia will cede his spot at second base to Danny Mendick, who will be rewarded with a second straight start after he reached base twice and drove in a run in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Astros. Considering Garcia owns a 1.072 OPS in July and had started in 10 consecutive games prior to Sunday, he appears to have a solid grip on a near-everyday role.
Garcia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros. Garcia will cede second base to Danny Mendick in the series finale after starting the past nine games at the position. The owner of a 1.072 OPS through 11 games in July, Garcia's spot atop the depth chart appears fairly secure for now.
Garcia started at second base and went 2-for-6 in Friday's 12-1 win over the Orioles. Nick Madrigal's season-ending hamstring injury opened up playing time at second base, which was initially taken by Danny Mendick. At the time of Madrigal's injury, Garcia was needed for outfield duty, but he's been the regular at second base as injured outfielders returned. Friday's start at second was Garcia's fifth consecutive, and he should be seen as the starter going forward.
Garcia went 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, three RBI and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Twins. Garcia launched his second home run in five games, going 6-for-15 with nine RBI and five runs scored during that run. That coincides with his return to the lineup after missing two games with an undisclosed injury.