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Nationals' Luis Garcia: Moves to injured list
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.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Not starting in finale
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.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Battling rib issue
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.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Not starting Friday
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.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Hit streak ends
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.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Third straight two-hit effort
Garcia went 2-for-5 with a solo homer run in a 7-5 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.
Garcia strung together his third consecutive two-hit performance, including a homer off Miami starter Elieser Hernandez in the fourth inning that extended Washington's lead to 4-0. Garcia is hitting .286 with 12 extra-base hits over 77 at-bats in September, and he's driven in a run in four straight games.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Extends RBI streak
Garcia went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Tuesday in the Nationals' 7-1 win over the Marlins.
Garcia has plated a run in three consecutive contests and four of his last five, and his improved production at the plate of late coupled with his stable role should put him in consideration for a pickup in deeper mixed leagues where available. He'll start at second base in Wednesday's series finale in Miami, batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Sitting Saturday
Garcia is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rockies, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Garcia has now been out of the lineup for two of the team's last three games, though he did appear as a pinch hitter Wednesday. Jordy Mercer will start at second base in Garcia's place.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Riding pine Wednesday
Garcia isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Garcia will get a rare day off after he went 3-for-11 with a homer, two runs and a strikeout across the last three games. Jordy Mercer will start at the keystone and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Pops fourth homer
Garcia went 2-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and an additional run scored in Thursday's loss to Atlanta.
Garcia is quietly putting together a nice little stretch as the regular second baseman for Washington; he's now 14-for-44 with nine extra-base hits (seven doubles, one triple, one homer) in his last 10 games. He's not much of a stolen-base threat, but it's nice to see Garcia enjoy some big-league success after his initial struggles upon breaking in at age 20.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Offensive slide continues
Garcia went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Sunday's 9-4 loss to the Mets.
Garcia closed the weekend with back-to-back hitless games, dropping his average to .211 in August. Though the 21-year-old is viewed as a cornerstone in the Nationals' middle infield for years to come and is locked into an everyday role, he's not yet producing enough to warrant interest outside of NL-only leagues.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Flashes newfound power
Garcia went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Phillies.
The 21-year-old took Chase Anderson deep in the second inning before turning around a Matt Moore offering in the seventh. Garcia showed signs of emerging as a power threat at Triple-A this season, launching 13 homers in 37 games, and he's carried that forward into his latest stint in the majors, going yard three times in the last six games. He's still a work in progress at the plate, but Garcia's development will be key for the Nats' offense as the team rebuilds around Juan Soto.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Shifts to shortstop Saturday
Garcia got the start at shortstop Saturday and hit fifth, going 1-for-4 in a 6-3 loss to the Cubs.
Alcides Escobar, who was the shortstop Friday, got the night off while Adrian Sanchez took over at second base. With Trea Turner (COVID-19) now a Dodger, Garcia could be the Nats' shortstop of the future, but the team will likely spend the next two months deciding which middle infield position is the best fit as his long-term home. The 21-year-old is batting only .200 (6-for-30) in the majors this year, but his .303/.371/.599 slash line with 13 homers in 37 games for Triple-A Rochester represents a huge step forward in his offensive development.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Homers in second inning
Garcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 win over the Cubs.
Garcia was called up by the Nationals on Wednesday, and he put the team on the board with his first home run of the season Friday. The 21-year-old will likely serve as the primary second baseman for the major-league club after Trea Turner (illness) and Josh Harrison were recently traded.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Called up by Washington
Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The 21-year-old had a brief stay in the majors in mid-June and will rejoin the big-league club Wednesday after Trea Turner tested positive for COVID-19. Garcia could see some playing time until Turner is cleared to rejoin the team, though his exact role may not come into focus for a bit until the extent of the potential COVID outbreak is known.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Returns from injured list
Garcia (undisclosed) was reinstated from the 7-day minor-league injured list Tuesday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Garcia had been out since June 25 due to an unspecified injury, but he returned to the lineup at Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday and went 0-for-3. The 21-year-old should be available for the minor-league club going forward and could return to the big-league roster at some point.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: On shelf at Triple-A
Garcia has not played for Triple-A Rochester since June 25 due to an undisclosed injury, Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.
The 21-year-old homered in his first at-bat June 25, his fourth long ball in three days at Triple-A, but then exited the game and hasn't suited up since. The injury explains why Garcia wasn't called up recently when the Nationals dealt with some injuries on their infield, notably to Trea Turner. Until the team released word on what Garcia is dealing with, there's no way to predict when he might see game action or when he might be in line for a return to the majors, but his .383/.456/.767 slash line over 15 games in June for Rochester was very encouraging.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Moves back to Triple-A
The Nationals optioned Garcia to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.
Garcia looked like he could be moving into a large-side platoon role last week when Starlin Castro landed on the restricted list, but Castro was away from the team for only two days. With Washington back at full strength in the infield, playing time wasn't going to be available for Garcia, who will head back to the minors in order to play on an everyday basis.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Takes seat Friday
Garcia is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets.
The 21-year-old was expected to start against right-handed pitching with Starlin Castro (personal) on the restricted list, but lefty Joey Lucchesi is starting for New York. Castro was actually reinstated to the active roster Friday, though he'll sit for a day before rejoining the lineup while Jordy Mercer starts at third base. According to Maria Torres of The Athletic, a return trip to the minors wouldn't be surprising for Garcia since Washington is back up to full strength in the infield. The Nationals also will need outfield depth with Andrew Stevenson (oblique) sidelined.... See More ... See Less
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