Garcia recorded a 3.24 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 34 strikeouts across 33.1 innings of relief work this season.
Garcia added 1.2 scoreless innings in the NL Wild Card Game loss against the Dodgers, and he established himself as one of the top bullpen options for the Cardinals during the season. The 34-year-old has bounced around a bit during his MLB career but figures to get another shot in St. Louis next year, and he could end up on the fantasy radar if he starts seeing save chances.
Garcia earned a two-out save with a pair of strikeouts Thursday against the Brewers.
With the Cardinals holding onto a one-run lead in the ninth, Garcia came into the game to replace T.J. McFarland after he issued a one-walk out. The right-hander sent Lorenzo Cain and Kolten Wong down on strikes to finish things off. While Giovanny Gallegos remains the closer in St. Louis, Garcia has provided sufficient bullpen support, pitching to the tune of a 2.78 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with a pair of saves across 33 appearances.
Garcia struck out a batter during a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his first save of the season in Monday's 5-2 win over the Brewers.
Garcia was blown up for two runs on a pair of hits while managing to get just one out against the Padres on Sunday, but he bounced back nicely with a quick 1-2-3 ninth inning to record his first save of 2021. The 30-year-old had a 25.1-inning scoreless streak before Sunday's outing and appears to have possibly earned himself some more trust in high-leverage scenarios. For the year, Garcia has a 2.60 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 27:5 K:BB over 27.2 innings.
Garcia recorded his eighth hold in a win over the Reds on Sunday, allowing a hit and recording two strikeouts over one inning.
Garcia continues to serve as a highly reliable relief option for manager Mike Shildt, now having forged 21 consecutive scoreless appearances. The veteran right-hander has seven of his eight holds on the season over that span as well, and he's now coaxed his previously bloated ERA and WHIP down to 2.16 and 0.88, respectively.
Garcia, who secured his third hold in an extra-inning win over the Tigers on Wednesday, has now pitched 16.1 consecutive scoreless innings during which he boasts a win, two holds and a 16:1 K:BB.
It's quite the turnaround for the 34-year-old, who began his Cardinals tenure by yielding six earned runs over his first three appearances. Garcia's scoreless streak stretches back to July 28 and features five appearances of more than one inning.
Garcia (1-0) fired two perfect innings while striking out three, earning the win over the Royals on Saturday.
Garcia entered the fifth inning and retired all six batters he faced. He has allowed just three hits in 8.1 scoreless innings over his last five appearances. His ERA is down to 5.79 after a rocky start to his season. In addition, he has a solid 10.6 K/9.
Garcia, who'd given up six earned runs on seven hits over his first three outings with the Cardinals, fired two perfect innings in Wednesday's loss to Cleveland, recording one strikeout.
The veteran reliever had gotten off to a highly inauspicious start with the Cardinals after signing July 9, but Wednesday's 26-pitch outing was a step in the right direction. Garcia's ability to work multiple innings and his rather shaky body of work seem to make him an ideal fit for low-leverage, middle-relief assignments for the time being.
Garcia signed a major-league contract with the Cardinals on Friday.
The veteran righty has had some effective seasons in the past, and his career 4.26 ERA in 315 innings at the highest level is respectable enough, but it's unclear how much he has left in the tank at age 34. He threw just 8.1 innings for the Rangers last season, struggling to a 7.56 ERA, and he's yet to make his season debut this year. He's pitched well enough in 17.1 innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees' system, posting a 3.63 ERA and 27.5 percent strikeout rate, so he could still be useful in lower-leverage situations for his new team.
Garcia was released from his minor-league contract with the Yankees on Tuesday, Matt Kardos of MLB.com reports.
Garcia inked a minor-league deal with New York in February but didn't see any time with the big club. In 17.1 innings with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the right-hander posted a 3.63 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 19:3 K:BB along with 11 saves.
The Yankees announced Wednesday that Garcia signed a minor-league contract with the organization that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
The 34-year-old Garcia has seen big-league action with the Phillies, Angels and Rangers over parts of the last eight seasons, compiling a 4.26 ERA and a 8.8 K-BB% for his career. Even if he's able to secure a spot in the Yankees' Opening Day bullpen, Garcia will be ticketed for a low-leverage role and won't offer much fantasy value, even in AL-only leagues that count holds as a category.
Garcia cleared waivers and was granted his release Thursday.
Garcia was designated for assignment after posting inconsistent results in the majors this season. He'll now be free to sign elsewhere prior to the end of the regular season.
Garcia was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Tuesday.
Garcia pitched well in his last appearance, but he had inconsistent results this season as he carried a 7.56 ERA and 2.28 WHIP over 8.1 innings. He'll be removed from the 40-man roster after Demarcus Evans was recalled by Texas in a corresponding move.
Garcia (0-2) was roughed up Friday, allowing four runs on a hit and three walks without recording an out in the a 10-6 loss to Oakland.
Garcia was yanked immediately after a Matt Olson grand slam in the first inning. He only tossed eight of his 23 pitches for strikes. Typically a reliever, Garcia was making just his second start of the season in the opener role. He'll carry an 8.59 ERA into his next appearance.
Garcia will serve as the opener for Friday's game against the Athletics, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Jordan Lyles will follow Garcia as the primary pitcher for the Rangers. The tandem combined to allow three runs across six innings during the team's Sept. 1 win over the Astros.
Garcia will serve as the opener for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Look for Garcia to give the Rangers one or two innings before being replaced by primary pitcher Jordan Lyles. Garcia has allowed three runs on six hits and four walks across five innings this season.
Garcia was recalled by the Rangers on Tuesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 33-year-old has been a capable enough reliever across his seven-year big-league career, posting a 4.17 ERA. He had an ERA as low as 2.65 for the Phillies in 2017 but posted marks of 6.07 and 4.35 over the last two seasons, so he'll presumably fill a lower-leverage role.
Garcia was reassigned to the Rangers' alternate training site Sunday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Garcia signed with the Rangers in January and was able to work at the main facility during camp, but he'll shift to the team's alternate site ahead of the regular season. The right-hander could be an option to fill in if injuries occur in the bullpen this season, but it's unlikely that he'd be used in high-leverage situations.
Garcia signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Rangers on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The right-hander refused an outright assignment to Triple-A in October, but he'll find a spot with the Rangers on a split contract. Garcia's 4.35 ERA in 2019 was far better than the year before, but his 5.93 FIP suggests that the success may not be sustainable. If he can maintain a spot on the major-league roster, the 32-year-old will likely be used mainly in lower-leverage relief situations.
Garcia became a free agent Monday after refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Garcia's 4.35 ERA in 62 innings for the Angels this season was decent enough, though his 5.94 FIP suggests he overachieved. The veteran will enter the 2020 season at 33 years old and isn't be a lock for a big-league roster spot.
Garcia (2-1) earned the win Saturday, pitching a scoreless inning with two walks in a 10-4 win over the Red Sox.
Garcia became the pitcher of record as the Angels rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The reliever has a 4.50 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 54 innings this season, with a 48:30 K:BB. August was a good month for Garcia, as he recorded a 1.54 ERA in 11 appearances spanning 11.2 innings.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/06||@ LAD||L 1-3||1.2||1||0||1||0|
|10/02||vs CHC||L 5-6||1||1.0||1||2||1||0|
|09/30||vs MIL||W 4-3||1||0.2||0||0||0||2|
|09/28||vs MIL||W 6-2||1.0||0||0||1||2|
|09/25||@ CHC||W 8-5||1.0||1||1||0||1|
|09/23||@ MIL||W 8-5||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|09/21||@ MIL||W 2-1||1.0||1||1||1||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi||11.0||8||0||0||0||0||3||8||4||5||0.82||0.818|
|2013||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||11.0||11||0||0||2||1||1||13||3||10||2.45||1.182|
|2014||AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi||46.2||39||0||0||2||1||22||52||16||35||0.97||1.104|
|2016||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||54.2||48||0||0||6||3||13||53||24||38||2.16||1.144|
|2017||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||4.2||4||1||0||0||0||1||7||5||5||6.43||2.381|
|2018||AAX-Reading Fightin Phil||0.2||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||3||90.00||15.000|
|2018||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||1.2||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||3||15.00||2.500|
|2019||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||0.00||0.000|