Garcia will join the team ahead of Monday's game against the Rockies, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Garcia was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Aug. 30, but he'll be utilized out of the bullpen for the final two weeks of the season as the Dodgers make a push for the playoffs. He sports a 5.57 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with 17 strikeouts through 21 frames in 2018.
Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports. Garcia returned from the disabled list Friday, and after making two appearances out of the bullpen (two runs allowed over two innings with one punch out) he'll head to the minor leagues. Josh Fields (shoulder) was activated from the DL in a corresponding move. Garcia figures to return from the minors once rosters expand Sept. 1.
Garcia (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Garcia completed his rehab assignment at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and he'll return to action after landing on the disabled list July 7 with right forearm inflammation. He's accrued a 5.21 ERA and 1.47 WHIP through 19 innings out of the bullpen this season, so he's unlikely to see many high-leverage opportunities upon his return. Daniel Hudson (forearm) was moved to the DL in a corresponding move.
Garcia (forearm) shifted his rehab assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday and tossed an inning in relief in the affiliate's 4-3 loss to Iowa. He gave up two runs on three hits and struck out one in the 21-pitch outing. The right-hander has made four appearances during his current minor-league assignment and seems to be closing in on a return from the 10-day disabled list. Because Garcia will likely be ticketed for lower-leverage work once he's activated from the DL, the Dodgers could wait until rosters expand in September before bringing him back on the active roster. Prior to hitting the shelf, Garcia managed a 5.21 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 19 innings with the big club.
Garcia (forearm) made a rehab appearance Saturday for the Dodgers' rookie-level Arizona League affiliate, giving up an unearned run on one hit and striking out a batter in his lone inning on the mound. Garcia faced four batters in his first game action since July 3. The Dodgers diagnosed Garcia with right forearm inflammation after that outing and the 27-year-old has spent the better part of a month rehabbing the injury. He'll likely need to make at least a couple of appearances with one of the Dodgers' higher-level minor-league affiliates before being added back to the big club's bullpen.
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