Garcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Angels. Garcia started for Sean Murphy and took Hunter Strickland deep in the seventh to extend Oakland's lead to 4-0. Despite the the big hit, it would most likely take an injury to Murphy for Garcia to move into a bigger role.
Garcia (illness) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Garcia had been battling a stomach illness but will now return to the active roster as a backup option at catcher behind Sean Murphy. Austin Allen was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move.
Garcia was placed on the injured list with viral enteritis Tuesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Garcia will be unavailable while he battles a stomach illness. Austin Allen was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move and will operate as the backup catcher for Oakland.
Garcia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 7-0 victory over Detroit on Saturday. Garcia got the start behind the plate and capitalized on the opportunity with a two-run shot to center field in the second inning. The blast was Garcia's first of the season and seventh overall in his career. The homer was also his first extra-base hit of any kind and accounted for his first two RBI of the campaign.
Garcia has been informed that he'll make the Athletics' Opening Day roster as the backup catcher, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Garcia was traded from the Rangers to the Athletics in February and impressed while competing with Carlos Perez for a spot on the major-league roster. Garcia was officially informed that he'll begin the year in the big leagues after Perez was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday. Garcia slashed .375/.483/.500 with six RBI and four runs in 12 Cactus League games this spring.
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