Garcia will start at second base and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Reds.
At least temporarily, manager Andy Green has seemingly committed to Garcia as the team's primary second baseman, with Luis Urias moving over to shortstop to replace the injured Fernando Tatis (back). Garcia also looks like he'll get the opportunity to fill Tatis' table-setting role, as he'll lead off for the third straight game. Garcia went 2-for-6 with a pair of walks and three runs in the first two contests of the series.
Garcia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Garcia has made just four starts in August and isn't expected to benefit from the likely season-ending back injury to fellow middle infielder Fernando Tatis Jr. Luis Urias has shifted over to shortstop in Tatis' stead, while the newly recalled Ty France has filled in as the Padres' new everyday second baseman.
Garcia is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.
The lefty-hitting Garcia's absence from the lineup for a third straight game comes as little surprise with a southpaw (Jose Quintana) on the bump for Chicago, but his playing time against right-handed pitching could now be in jeopardy, too. San Diego recalled its top middle-infield prospect, Luis Urias, from Triple-A El Paso on Saturday and is expected to install him as the everyday second baseman. Urias' arrival likely means that Garcia and Ian Kinsler will transition into bench roles after competing with one another for time at the keystone for much of the campaign.
Garcia is sitting for the second straight game Friday against the Cubs.
Garcia sits against a second straight lefty (Jon Lester). There's a good chance he sits again in favor of Ian Kinsler on Saturday, with yet another southpaw (Jose Quintana) on the mound for the Cubs.
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.
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