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May 4, 2021 12:28 AM
Greg Garcia: Becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia will head to free agency after opting out of his contract Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Garcia agreed to a minor-league deal with the Phillies near the end of April, but he'll head back to the open market after electing to opt out. His last major-league action came in 2020 while with the Padres -- he hit .200 with three doubles, 11 RBI and a stolen base in 35 contests with the Friars.

April 23, 2021 11:16 AM
Phillies' Greg Garcia: Inks deal with Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Thursday, Bryce Miller of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Garcia spent much of spring training with the Tigers, but he was released on March 25. He'll now head to the alternate site for the Phillies and has an opt-out date of May 2 if he is not added to the big-league roster.

March 26, 2021 05:48 PM
Greg Garcia: Granted release
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was granted his release by the Tigers on Friday.

The move is an unsurprising one, as Garcia was informed Thursday he wouldn't be breaking camp with the team. He'll search for work elsewhere but may be stuck searching for a minor-league deal, as he's a 31-year-old who hasn't produced an above-average batting line since 2016.

March 25, 2021 06:48 PM
Tigers' Greg Garcia: Won't make Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was informed Thursday that he won't make the Tigers' Opening Day roster, Jason Beck of reports.

Garcia was unable to secure a utility spot on Detroit's roster after he hit .143 with one RBI, four runs and seven strikeouts this spring. He has an opt-out clause in his contract and is weighing whether to exercise it or head to the minors to begin the season.

February 25, 2021 09:12 PM
Tigers' Greg Garcia: Competing for utility role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is competing for a utility spot on Detroit's roster out of spring training, Jason Beck of reports.

Garcia joined the Tigers earlier this month and will compete with the likes of Harold Castro and Akil Baddoo for a bench job. Working in Garcia's favor is his ability to play multiple positions in the infield, though the 31-year-old only slashed .200/.279/.250 across 30 games last season, so he may need to get hot at the plate this spring to earn a roster spot.

February 10, 2021 04:44 AM
Tigers' Greg Garcia: Invited to Tigers' camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia signed with Detroit as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Garcia has been a capable-enough utility man over his seven-year big-league career, hitting a respectable .245/.354/.339 while appearing at all four infield spots. He didn't look good in 71 plate appearances last season, hitting just .200/.279/.250. If he looks like he's back to his typical form during camp, he'll likely deserve a bench spot somewhere, but whether or not the Tigers want to give a roster spot to a 31-year-old with his sort of profile remains to be seen.

December 2, 2020 05:00 PM
Greg Garcia: Non-tendered by Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was non-tendered by the Padres on Wednesday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Garcia saw inconsistent playing time for San Diego in 2020, and the Padres will part ways with him rather than going to arbitration. The 31-year-old hit .200/.279/.250 with 11 RBI last season and will likely have to settle for a depth role once again in 2021.

September 16, 2020 03:12 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Seeing little playing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia struck out in both of his at-bats in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Garcia batted ninth and served as the Padres' designated hitter in what was his third start of September. San Diego activated another potential DH option in Francisco Mejia (thumb) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, and Tommy Pham (hand) could also rejoin the active roster within the next few days. As a result, Garcia's limited opportunities are only expected to become more scarce as the regular season winds down.

August 9, 2020 02:20 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

The 31-year-old started three of the past four games and 3-for-9 with two doubles, but he'll sit with southpaw Madison Bumgarner pitching for Arizona. Garcia has served as the designated hitter twice this season, but he's mostly competing for time at second base with Jake Cronenworth and Jurickson Profar.

July 27, 2020 01:36 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Gets first start of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia will man second base and bat seventh Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Garcia was used off the bench in two of the first three games of the Padres' season-opening series with the Diamondbacks, but he'll get his first start in the series finale. Jurickson Profar remains the Padres' top option at second base, but he'll serve as the designated hitter Monday to clear a lineup spot for Garcia.

April 7, 2020 01:08 AM
Padres' Greg Garcia: In mix for time at second base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was "very involved" in a competition with Jurickson Profar and Brian Dozier for playing time at second base when spring training was suspended, Bill Center of FriarWire reports.

Garcia started 57 games at second base last season, his most starts at any position. However, the Padres acquired Profar and Dozier in the offseason, putting Garcia's role in flux. While both Profar and Dozier struggled in spring play, hitting .217 and .227 respectively, Garcia thrived with a .364/.440/.591 slash line across 25 plate appearances. That has kept him in the mix at second base, though the 30-year-old may be best suited to a pinch-hitting role as he hit .278 in 46 plate appearances off the bench last season.

February 21, 2020 01:56 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Taking outfield reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is taking reps in the outfield during spring training, Bill Center of reports.

Garcia has logged significant time at second base, third base and shortstop throughout his career, proving versatile around the infield. However, he could add another position to his profile, as he's participated in outfield drills and fielded flyballs during batting practice this spring. Still, Garcia isn't particularly likely to pick up significant at-bats with the change, as the Padres appear pretty well set in the outfield.

December 2, 2019 08:00 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Inks deal with San Diego
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Padres on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Garcia will remain with the Padres for at least one more season after hitting .248 with four homers and 31 RBI over 134 matchups. He'll likely remain in a utility role in 2020.

September 28, 2019 04:48 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is not starting Saturday against Arizona.

Garcia hits the bench with lefty Robbie Ray on the mound for the Diamondbacks. Ty France gets the nod in left field.

September 26, 2019 02:08 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is not in Thursday's lineup against the Dodgers.

Garcia has appeared in 22 games this month, slashing .224/.416/.328 with a home run and a 17:16 BB:K. Ty France is starting at the keystone and hitting sixth Thursday.

September 24, 2019 06:16 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Sits again Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Garcia finds himself on the bench for the second straight game with the Padres facing another lefty, Rich Hill. Luis Urias slides to second base in his absence, with Seth Mejias-Brean starting at shortstop.

September 22, 2019 01:08 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Held out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Garcia has seen the bulk of the starts at second base of late, but he will be held out Sunday with manager Andy Green loading the lineup with right-handed hitters against southpaw Robbie Ray.

September 16, 2019 10:56 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Colorado.

Garcia will take a seat after starting the last three games and going 1-for-10 with a triple, two runs scored and four walks in that stretch. Ty France will occupy the keystone and bat sixth in his place.

September 11, 2019 06:12 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs.

He will head to the bench with lefty Cole Hamels on the hill for Chicago. Ty France will start at second base and hit fifth.

September 10, 2019 06:44 PM
Padres' Greg Garcia: Out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is not starting Tuesday against the Cubs.

Garcia hits the bench after starting six straight contests. He's gone just 4-for-36 over his last 13 games, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he were to lose time to younger alternatives down the stretch. One of those options, Ty France, gets the start at second base on this occasion.

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