Garcia cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A earlier in the week.
Garcia was added to the 40-man roster after an impressive second-half stint with Memphis in 2016, though his rough start to 2017 (.162/.225/.270 with one homer through 13 games) likely contributed to his departure from the 40-man. A corresponding roster move hasn't been announced yet.
Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.
Garcia, who was competing for a reserve role in the outfield, didn't do much to distinguish himself in camp, going 6-for-24 with a pair of homers in Grapefruit League games. The 25-year-old should be in line for everyday at-bats with Memphis, but may need an injury to hit one of the outfielders on the big club before he receives his first promotion to the majors.
Garcia blasted a solo home run in his only at-bat during Thursday's 9-4 Grapefruit League win over the Braves.
The 25-year-old outfielder blasted his first round-tripper of spring when he took Jose Ramirez deep to left to round out the scoring on the day. Garcia had somewhat of a rough go of it at the plate in Triple-A Memphis last season, slashing .229/.296/.394 with eight homers and 27 RBI in 247 plate appearances. However, his .253 BABIP over that stretch indicates at least a degree of misfortune, which helped lead to what was Garcia's lowest batting average since 2014 at High-A Palm Beach. Factoring in Tuesday's production, Garcia is hitting .286 with Thursday's homer and four RBI overall in seven at-bats while seeing action in all six of the Cardinals' games.
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|2010||R-Johnson City Cardina||2||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||1||1||0||0||.400||.667||.333|
|2011||R-Johnson City Cardina||51||182||38||56||14||4||6||31||21||36||4||1||.407||.527||.308|
|2012||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||109||396||63||111||34||3||19||74||34||107||3||6||.354||.525||.280|
|2013||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||98||345||37||75||16||1||13||45||26||95||6||2||.286||.383||.217|
|2014||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||100||343||56||78||20||2||10||44||38||64||3||4||.320||.385||.227|
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