Garcia was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a strained left oblique. Garcia will end up missing the final three games of the season due to the oblique injury. The 21-year-old appeared in 70 games this season and posted a .242/.275/.411 slash line with six homers, 18 doubles, 22 RBI and 29 runs in 247 plate appearances.
Garcia (ribs) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Garcia didn't play in either of the first two games of the weekend while contending with soreness in the left side of his ribcage, and Washington will presumably look to stay away from him in its season finale. Assuming Garcia goes unused Sunday, he'll wrap up the 2021 campaign with a .242 batting average to go with six home runs, 29 runs and 22 RBI across 247 plate appearances in 70 games.
Garcia remains out of the lineup Saturday against Boston due to soreness in his rib cage, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports. Garcia will miss his second straight game with the issue, and it's very possible he's already played his last game of the season, as the Nationals have no reason to risk him aggravating anything on the last day of the campaign. If that's the case, he'll end the year with a .242/.275/.411 line across 70 games. Jordy Mercer will make another start at second base in Garcia's absence.
Garcia is out of the lineup Friday against the Red Sox. Garcia started the past 11 games and will head to the bench after hitting .298/.313/.468 with one homer, five doubles, 10 RBI and four runs during that span. Jordy Mercer will start at the keystone with lefty Eduardo Rodriguez pitching for Boston.
Garcia went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Tuesday in the Nationals' 3-1 loss to the Rockies. Garcia has now been held hitless just twice in his last 11 games, with the 21-year-old infielder slashing .295/.295/.455 to go with a home run, nine RBI and three runs over that stretch. The strong finish to the campaign should put Garcia on the radar as a late-round flier in deeper mixed leagues heading into 2022.