Garcia (elbow) pitched one inning in his 2018 spring debut Monday against Texas. He struck out one. Garcia underwent Tommy John surgery back in October of 2016, and it appears that he's finally back to 100 percent following the operation. Now that his arm is healthy again, the 27-year-old can focus on grabbing a spot in the Dodgers bullpen once again. In 75 career innings, Garcia holds a 3.12 ERA and an 81:12 K:BB.
Garcia (elbow) signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. He missed all of 2017 recovering from Tommy John surgery, but will rejoin the bullpen in 2018. Garcia hasn't pitched regularly in the majors since 2015, but he notched a 3.34 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 30.2 percent strikeout rate that season, so he has late-inning upside if he returns to form. The specifics of the one-year deal were not made immediately available.
Garcia will be in the Dodgers' bullpen mix in 2018, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Garcia missed the entire 2017 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he's expected to be good to go for the start of spring training next season. The 27-year-old owns a 3.12 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 81:12 K:BB in 75 innings across parts of three major-league seasons. He'll compete for an Opening Day bullpen job; even if he doesn't break camp with the big club, he should see some big-league action.
Garcia (elbow) was placed on the 60-day DL on Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Garcia underwent Tommy John surgery in late October and is set to miss all of the 2017 season, so his placement on the DL was merely a formality. In moving Garcia to the 60-day DL, the Dodgers will open up a 40-man roster spot for newly-signed reliever Sergio Romo.
The Dodgers announced Thursday that Garcia underwent Tommy John surgery Oct. 25, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Garcia battled what was labeled a biceps injury throughout almost the entire 2016 season, but it seems the issue was with his UCL all along. He will miss all of 2017 but fortunately, Garcia still has youth on his side. The right-hander should easily find work once healthy, assuming he return to something close to his old self.
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