Garcia was non-tendered by the Dodgers on Monday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Garcia was a workhorse out of the bullpen for the Dodgers in 2019, making 64 appearances. He finished the year with a 3.61 ERA and 0.87 WHIP with a 66:14 K:BB over 62.1 innings.
Garcia (1-4) took the loss on Friday against the Diamondbacks after allowing one run (unearned) on one hit while striking out four over 1.1 innings. After replacing Casey Sadler with one on and two outs in the seventh, Garcia whiffed Christian Walker to end the inning. He then struck out Tim Locastro to start the eighth, but he reached first on a passed ball by Russell Martin. Locastro soon stole second, and unfortunately, scored the winning run of the game on a balk by Garcia. Across 54 appearances this season, the right-hander owns a 3.58 ERA and 0.83 WHIP.
Garcia (1-3) took the loss Friday against the Padres after allowing a home run with three strikeouts over two innings. Garcia served up a solo home run to Hunter Renfroe in the eighth inning, which proved to be all the Padres needed to complete the win. On the bright side, the three strikeouts were a season high for the 28-year-old, who has compiled a 4.11 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 32:9 K:BB over 34 appearances.
Garcia signed a one-year contract for an unspecified amount with the Dodgers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Garcia turned in the worst campaign of his career in 2018, finishing with a 5.64 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with 19 strikeouts in 22.1 frames as a reliever. He's found success in Los Angeles over the course of his four-year career, however, posting a career 3.70 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 97.1 innings.
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.