Garcia is not in the lineup Wednesday against Milwaukee. Garcia retreats to the bench once again after sitting out the series opener Tuesday, as Matt Carpenter draws another start at third. Following a four-RBI game, Luke Voit will get another start at first, which basically cuts Garcia out of the lineup for the time being. With Jedd Gyorko on the DL (hamstring), there should still be ample opportunities for Garcia moving forward.
Garcia is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers. Garcia has a clearer path to regular at-bats at third base following Jedd Gyorko's (hamstring) recent placement on the disabled list, but despite going 3-for-4 in his last game Sunday against the Rays, he'll head to the bench for the series opener. The Cardinals will deploy Matt Carpenter, who typically starts at first base, on the other side of the diamond, opening up a spot in the lineup for Luke Voit while Garcia sits. It's unclear if manager Mike Matheny will regularly use Carpenter at the hot corner, however, so Garcia could still end up benefiting more than Voit from Gyorko's absence.
Garcia went 3-for-4 with a double in Sunday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Rays. The 28-year-old utility player generated only his third multi-hit effort since the All-Star break. Garcia got the start at the hot corner with Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) hitting the 10-day disabled list, and with the latter set to potentially exceed the minimum stay, he figures to see plenty of playing time there for the foreseeable future.
Garcia is not in Wednesday's lineup against Kansas City. Garcia will take a seat for the second consecutive day after starting the previous two games. Jedd Gyorko gets another start at third after going 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBI and three walks during Tuesday's victory over the Royals.
Garcia is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Royals. Garcia appears to have unseated the struggling Jedd Gyorko for primary duties at third base, but manager Mike Matheny will give the latter player a chance to break out of his slump Tuesday. It will probably take a few quality performances in a row for Gyorko to take back control of the third-base gig, as Garcia has proven himself a difficult out over his previous two starts. In those contests, Garcia went only 1-for-4 at the dish, but drew a whopping five walks.
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