Garcia was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with right forearm inflammation, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. Garcia has been dealing with the issue for most of the week and went through tests prior to Saturday's game against the Angels, prompting the move to the disabled list. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but the 27-year-old should be sidelined though the All-Star break, at least.
Garcia has been battling a sore elbow and hasn't pitched in a game since Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. Garica will test the elbow Saturday to determine the next step for the Dodgers, with a trip to the disabled list a clear possibility. The 27-year-old has a 5.21 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 16 strikeouts across 19 innings during his stints in the majors this season.
Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. He has a 3.55 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 12.2 innings at Triple-A. Garcia gives the Dodgers a fresh arm for the bullpen and will likely be used in mid-to-low leverage situations.
Garcia will be the Dodgers' 26th man for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Washington, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Garcia will provide added reinforcements for the club's bullpen following Friday's postponement. The right-hander has appeared in four games at the big-league level this season, allowing three earned runs in just 3.1 innings. Expect to see him in a low-leverage situation if utilized by manager Dave Roberts during Saturday's nightcap.
Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Garcia will head back to the minors in exchange for a fresh bullpen arm after the Dodgers burned through seven relievers during Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Diamondbacks. The 27-year-old was hit with the loss Tuesday after allowing three runs on two hits and a walk in the 12th inning, raising his ERA to an unsightly 8.10 through 3.1 innings. Garcia should be back with the big club the next time a fresh reliever is needed.