Garcia was optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site after Monday's start against the Orioles, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. He took the loss after allowing two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four over four innings. Baltimore got to Garcia early, as he surrendered a solo home run in the first inning and an RBI double in the second. He struggled to find his command, issuing three free passes and throwing 40 of 65 pitches for strikes. New York should transition back to a traditional five-man rotation following Garcia's demotion.
Garcia was officially called up as expected ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Orioles. The 21-year-old lost the fifth starter job to Domingo German after a poor camp, but the Yankees plan on going with a six-man rotation temporarily, so he should be up for at least a few outings. It's unclear exactly what he'll offer after posting an unremarkable 4.98 ERA in his six-start debut last season, but he lines up with a very interesting two-start week, as he's expected to face the Tigers on Sunday.
Garcia has been confirmed as the Yankees' starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Orioles, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. New York will officially recall Garcia from its taxi squad prior to Monday's series opener. Though he lost out to Domingo German for the fifth starter's gig in spring training, there should be room for both pitchers to fill starting roles with the Yankees transitioning to a six-man rotation in the short term. After Monday's outing, Garcia will line up for his second start of the week next Sunday in Detroit.
Garcia will likely start Monday's game against the Orioles, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports. Manager Aaron Boone confirmed Saturday that the Yankees plan to start Garcia on Monday since the team is likely to utilize a six-man rotation in the near future. Boone said that it's possible that the plan could change ahead of Monday's game, but Garcia is currently penciled in as the starter. The right-hander made six starts for the Yankees last year and posted a 4.98 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34.1 innings.
Garcia is in consideration for a start Monday against the Orioles, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. The Yankees have yet to confirm their starting-pitcher plans for the upcoming series at Baltimore, and manager Aaron Boone recently hinted that New York is likely to go to a six-man rotation soon. That leaves Garcia squarely in the mix for an opportunity to start, though he is not currently on the 26-man roster. The right-hander is traveling with the team as part of the taxi squad, however, so he would be available on short notice if the decision were made to insert him in the rotation.
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