The Tigers transferred Garcia (knee) to the 60-day injured list Tuesday. Garcia pitched 3.2 scoreless relief innings for the Tigers before suffering a left knee sprain during a long-toss session.
Garcia is evaluating multiple options to address his sprained left knee, but he will likely need surgery, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. Garcia had to be helped off by trainers after suffering the knee sprain during a long toss session Thursday and was later placed on the 10-day injured list. A detailed recovery timeline has yet to be revealed for the right-hander, but given that surgery appears to be in his future, he seems almost certain to miss the rest of June and likely a large portion of July.
Garcia was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain Thursday. Garcia went down while playing long toss ahead of Thursday's game and had to be helped off the field by trainers. He's apparently dealing with a knee injury that will warrant a trip to the injured list, but it's not yet clear whether he'll be sidelined longer than the minimum of 10 days. Right-hander Beau Burrows was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to fill Garcia's place in the bullpen.
Garcia pitched three hitless, scoreless innings of relief in Monday's extra-inning loss to the Brewers. He walked one and struck out two. Detroit started Tyler Alexander and turned it into a bullpen game, so Garcia's length was very valuable in the 10-inning affair. The righty was making his season debut after getting called up earlier in the day. He pitched 21 innings for the Tigers in 2020 and turned in an abysmal 8.14 ERA, but the team seems high on the 23-year-old after selecting him in last year's Rule 5 draft from the Yankees. Garcia could stick around if he remains this effective.
Garcia will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Monday. Although Tyler Alexander will start Monday's bullpen game at Milwaukee, Garcia will likely make his 2021 debut as a middle reliever, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Garcia has a 3.20 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 24:10 K:BB across 19.2 innings (four starts) at Triple-A this season.
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