Garcia underwent surgery on his injured left ring finger and is expected to miss two months, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Garcia's injury continues to escalate in severity, as he was once thought to be close to avoiding a DL stint. Hopefully this reduces the chance of injury moving forward by nipping the ailment in the bud right now. This will knock him out until mid-August at the earliest, although more details on his return date should come forth as he ramps up his activity over the course of the summer. Rio Ruiz will likely pick up primary third baseman duties while Garcia is sidelined.
Garcia was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a sprained left index finger, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.
Garcia was supposed to be available off the bench for Wednesday's contest against the Phillies, but the injury appears to be more serious than originally thought. He'll be eligible to return June 17 if he's ready, while Rio Ruiz should see the majority of reps at third base in Garcia's absence. Lane Adams was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.
Garcia (hand) is available to pinch hit Wednesday night against the Phillies, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Garcia injured a knuckle on his left hand swinging in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game, but it seems like the injury is minor and his absence from Wednesday's contest is precautionary. Of course, his availability heading into Thursday's bout should become clearer as that game's start time approaches, but Rio Ruiz will fill in for him as long as he's out.
Garcia reportedly tweaked his left hand and wrist swinging in the ninth inning Tuesday night and was seen wearing a protective sleeve over the inflicted area Wednesday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The severity of the injury is unknown as of now, but this likely explains why Garcia is sitting out for the second time in three games. He may just need a few days of rest prior to returning to the hot corner, but while he's sidelined, look for Rio Ruiz to fill in for him. Garcia should be considered day-to-day for the time being.
Garcia is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.
Garcia came out of the gate hot once he was activated off the disabled list, but after two straight hitless performances, he'll head to the bench for a night off. Rio Ruiz will take over at the hot corner to replace him.
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