Garcia (hip) is ramping up his baseball activity, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. He is recovering from a right hip labrum repair procedure and continues to rehab in Scottsdale. Garcia is progressing well, but even if he returns this season, it would likely be in a backup role.
Garcia (hip) could be ready to return by mid-to-late August, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Garcia underwent hip surgery in February that carried a 6-to-8 month recovery timeline, and he appears to be on track in his recovery. The 27-year-old could be available for a good portion of the Giants' games once play resumes, although it's unclear how much playing time he could get with Buster Posey and Tyler Heineman in the fold. Garcia appeared in just 18 major-league games last season, hitting .143/.217/.310 with five RBI and 21 strikeouts.
Garcia (hip) was placed on the 60-day injured list Tuesday. The move made room on the Giants' 40-man roster for the team to claim Jose Siri off waivers from Seattle on Tuesday. Garcia remains unlikely to return this season after undergoing labrum surgery on his right hip in February. The 27-year-old suffered the injury playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic and has been given a 6-to-8 month timetable for a recovery, which would allow the catcher to return to game action for the last few weeks of the season in August at best.
Garcia will be sidelined 6-to-8 months after undergoing labrum surgery on his right hip this week, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. The 27-year-old apparently suffered the injury playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic, putting his availability for the 2020 season in doubt. Garcia was expected to enter spring training as the favorite for the backup job behind Buster Posey, but the team will now be forced to look elsewhere. Tyler Heineman joined the Giants on a minor-league deal in early January and should have a decent chance to win the job. A six-month recovery would allow Garcia to return in August, so there's no guarantee he's able to see the field this season.
Garcia started behind the dish and went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Thursday's 8-3 win over Colorado. Garcia made just his second start behind the dish since returning to the majors Sept. 1 and his eighth start at catcher overall in 2019. The 26-year-old has struggled under the bright lights this season, slashing a meager .150/.227/.325 over 44 plate appearances after slashing .286/.308/.492 in a similarly small sample size last year. Garcia doesn't hold any current fantasy value sitting behind two veteran catchers on the depth chart.
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