Garcia is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Marlins.
The Padres seem to have settled on a platoon situation at second base between Garcia and Ian Kinsler. The latter will pick up the start in the series finale with a southpaw (Caleb Smith) on the bump for the opposition, but the lefty-hitting Garcia has seen most of the work at the position lately. He'll take a seat after starting in three of the past four contests.
Garcia is not in the lineup Tuesday against Miami.
Garcia appears to be moving ahead of Ian Kinsler on the depth chart at second base, as he'd started four out of five games prior to Tuesday's contest. Kinsler starts on this occasion, but it would make sense to see Garcia in the lineup more often going forward, as his .261/.346/.400 season line easily outpaces Kinsler's .217/.279/.367.
Garcia will start at second base and bat eighth Sunday against the Braves.
Garcia will enter the lineup for the fourth time in five games and may have overtaken Ian Kinsler as the Padres' primary second baseman. The two veterans may merely be keeping the seat warm at the keystone for top prospect Luis Urias, who should receive a call back to the big leagues from Triple-A El Paso at some point later this summer.
Garcia went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Padres' 10-5 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
Garcia has seen his at-bats take a downturn lately. However, he checked in with his third long ball of the season in this contest, cranking a two-run blast off Dylan Bundy in the second inning. The 29-year-old isn't much of a power threat, but he's slashing a respectable .267/.355/.427 over 150 at-bats.
Garcia will start at second base and bat seventh Wednesday against the Orioles.
Garcia will spell Ian Kinsler in the day game after the night game, but the 29-year-old's starting opportunities have generally been trending down of late. After busting out for four hits and four RBI on July 16 against the Rockies, Garcia was benched for three of the Padres' subsequent seven contests. Both he and Kinsler will likely see downsized roles once the club promotes middle-infield prospect Luis Urias from Triple-A El Paso at some point later this summer.
Garcia went 4-for-5 with two triples, four RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 14-13 win over the Rockies.
Garcia started three of the Padres' four games at Coors Field, tallying five hits while scoring four runs in the offense-packed series. Fernando Tatis' recent return from the 10-day injured list has complicated Garcia's playing-time outlook, but the 29-year-old's performance Sunday might be enough to earn him more work at the keystone at the expense of Ian Kinsler. Both Garcia and Kinsler's fortunes could soon take a turn for the worse, however, as middle-infield prospect Luis Urias is building a strong case for a promotion from Triple-A El Paso.
Garcia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
Garcia had been included in the lineup each of the past six games, logging starts at second base, third base and designated hitter. With the Padres set to resume National League play Friday against the Marlins, one fewer spot in the lineup will be available, but Garcia has a good chance at seeing action at one of the two infield spots. Both Ian Kinsler and Ty France have largely failed to make an impact at the plate this season, with Garcia outpacing the duo with a .771 OPS.
Garcia will start at third base and hit atop the order Monday against the Yankees.
Garcia has now led off in each of his last four starts, collecting six hits in 19 plate appearances while adding five runs scored, a homer, three RBI and two doubles. He'll have the chance to keep that strong performance going Monday against Chad Green.
Garcia went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, an RBI and a walk in the Padres' 19-4 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Garcia had a good day setting the table from atop the lineup on a mammoth day for the San Diego offense, reaching base three times and slapping his seventh double of the season. The 29-year-old has two multi-hit performances in his last three games to bring his slash line up to .272/.368/.432 with a pair of homers and nine RBI over 81 at-bats.
Garcia is not starting Tuesday against Arizona.
Garcia appears to be slipping back into a bench role, starting just twice in the last five games. Ian Kinsler has seemingly reclaimed his starting job at second base.
Garcia will remain on the bench Saturday against the Pirates.
Garcia hasn't started against a lefty all season, so it's no surprise he'll sit Saturday, with Steven Brault expected to be the primary pitcher behind opener Montana DuRapau. He's been seeing his playing time diminish against righties as well, with Ian Kinsler starting his third consecutive game at second base.
Garcia will head to the bench for Friday's game against the Pirates, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Garcia hasn't notched in his past two contests (0-for-8), so he'll get the night off to regroup. Ian Kinsler will get the start at the keystone and lead off in Garcia's stead.
Garcia will sit Tuesday against lefty Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.
Garcia appears to be in a platoon with Ian Kinsler at second base. The Padres line up to face righties for the next three games, so expect Garcia back in the starting lineup moving forward, at least until the organization decided Luis Urias warrants another look.
Garcia went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, two RBI and a run in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Rockies.
Garcia turned in his second multi-hit outing of the series and finished the three-game slate in Colorado with a .467 on-base percentage out of the leadoff spot. While the usual caveats pertaining to offensive outputs at Coors Field certainly apply here, Garcia's productive weekend should at least temporarily afford him some leash as the Padres' table setter and top second baseman.
Garcia will start at second base and lead off Sunday against the Rockies.
The Padres have used Garcia atop the order for all three games in Colorado, with Ian Kinsler shifting to a bench role as a result. Garcia has validated the decision to keep him in the leadoff spot by reaching base in four of his 10 plate appearances versus the Rockies, but he won't be assured a long-term stay in the lineup. In fact, Garcia could be headed back to the bench within a few days with Fernando Tatis Jr. (hamstring) nearing a return from the injured list.
Garcia is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves.
Before moving to the bench in Wednesday's 5-1 loss, Garcia had started three games in a row and made two appearances out of the leadoff spot in place of the injured Fernando Tatis Jr. (hamstring). Despite reaching base at a .385 clip in those three games, Garcia will find himself out of the lineup for the second straight day as Manny Machado and Ian Kinsler form the Padres' double-play tandem.
Garcia is playing shortstop and hitting leadoff for the Padres' tilt Monday against the Braves, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Garcia only has 22 at-bats on the year, but this will be his second straight start. He'll man shortstop in the absence of Fernando Tatis Jr., who exited the Padres' game Sunday with a hamstring injury, and doesn't yet have a timetable for a return. Garcia is slashing .227/.333/.455 with one homer in 16 games so far this season.
Garcia agreed to a one-year, $910,000 deal with the Padres, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
San Diego recently claimed Garcia off waivers and, at least for now, the plan is to go into the regular season with him on the 25-man roster. However, it's possible he could still be cut loose before Opening Day if there is a roster squeeze. Garcia hit .221/.309/.304 with three home runs and three steals in 208 plate appearances with the Cardinals last season. Almost all of his value is generated on the defensive side of the ball.
Garcia was claimed off waivers by the Padres on Thursday.
Garcia has a new home after spending the first eight years of his career with the Cardinals. The 29-year-old struggled in 2018, hitting just .221/.309/.304 with three homers and three steals across 114 games (208 plate appearances with the Cardinals). His overall track record (.248/.356/.339 career slash line) and ability to play multiple positions, however, should give him the inside track to break camp as a utility infielder.
Garcia went 2-for-4 with two RBI from a run-scoring infield single and a groundout while also logging a stolen base in an extra-inning loss to the Reds on Sunday.
Garcia's multi-hit effort was his first since Aug. 12, and it snapped a 3-for-27 slump that had encompassed his previous 12 games. The valued utility man's recent struggles helped knock his average down as low as .217, its lowest point since May 8. Despite Sunday's success, he remains a marginal fantasy asset as a result of his generally pedestrian season line (.224/.306/.312).
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