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.
Garcia tossed 1.2 scoreless relief innings Friday, allowing one hit and striking out two during a 7-2 loss to the White Sox.
Since the All-Star break, Garcia has posted a 5.17 ERA in 15.2 innings, amassing an 18:6 K:BB in that span. His season numbers are only marginally better with a 4.81 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 48.2 innings, and he's primarily been used as a middle reliever with a couple of appearances as an opener mixed in.
Garcia is slated to serve as the Angels' opening pitcher for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
The Angels have most frequently used Cam Bedrosian as the opener ahead of primary pitcher Felix Pena, but with manager Brad Ausmus increasingly leaning on Bedrosian for late-inning work in recent days, Garcia will get the chance to "start." Monday will mark Garcia's second turn as an opener this season, with the right-hander having previously tossed a clean inning ahead of Pena in a May 30 victory over the Mariners. Expect Garcia to be limited to around 1-to-2 innings again before giving way to Pena.
Garcia will serve as the opener Thursday against the Mariners.
Garcia will open for Felix Pena, who figures to cover the bulk of innings Wednesday. In 21 appearances this season (all in relief), Garcia owns a 3.32 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 13:13 K:BB in 19 innings.
Garcia (back) was activated off the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Garcia struck out the side in his lone rehab appearance at High-A Inland Empire, clearing the way for his return to the majors. The 32-year-old has enjoyed a solid start to the season with a 2.25 ERA and 1.44 WHIP despite a 9:13 K:BB over 16 innings.
Garcia (back) began a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. He struck out the side in a scoreless frame.
Garcia has been out since May 13 with a lumbar spine muscle spasm. Given the relatively short length of his absence, he's unlikely to require too many rehab innings, though the Angels haven't announced a target date for his return.
Garcia was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a lumbar spine muscle spasm.
Garcia apparently picked up the issue during his outing against the Orioles on Sunday, during which he issued two walks and allowed a hit in a scoreless inning of relief. It's unclear how long the issue will keep Garcia sidelined at this point; he'll be eligible to return May 23, should he prove ready. Taylor Cole was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.
Manager Brad Ausmus named Garcia as one of the relievers who could be included in the team's closer committee, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Ausmus announced prior to Wednesday's game against the Yankees that Cody Allen had been removed as closer, but it didn't take long for the Angels to endure more late-inning turbulence. At least for one game, Garcia did little to justify Ausmus' support, as he failed to retire any of the four batters he faced while the Angels coughed up a 5-2 lead in the seventh inning. Ty Buttrey was able to clean up most of the mess created by Garcia, but he ended up taking the loss after surrendering the go-ahead single to DJ LeMahieu in the top of the ninth. Buttrey's overall body of work this season has still been largely unassailable, so he and Hansel Robles will presumably stick ahead of Garcia in the pecking order for saves for the time being.
Garcia recorded the last out of the game to secure a save in Sunday's game against the Mariners.
Garcia was called upon after the Angels' bullpen imploded in the ninth, culminating in Cody Allen surrendering a three-run homer to Mitch Haniger to cut the lead to two. However, Garcia got Edwin Encarnacion to pop out to end the game and earn his first save of the season. Though Allen has struggled to begin the campaign, he remains in place as the team's closer for the time being, which will limit Garcia's save chances.
Garcia will open the year with Low-A Lakewood, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.
He may not be the top prospect in the Phillies' system, but Garcia has the most hype right now in dynasty leagues of any Phillies prospect. He broke out in the Gulf Coast League last year, showcasing a potentially plus hit tool, plus speed and plus defense at shortstop. Garcia will eventually need to show he can use the whole field (56.3 Pull%) and get to a modicum of pop against advanced pitchers, but at 18 years old, he is well ahead of schedule.
Garcia signed a one-year, $1.675 contract with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Garcia had a down year in 2018, accruing a 6.07 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with a 51:18 K:BB in 59 appearances (46 innings). With his contract sorted out for the upcoming campaign, he'll shift his focus to spring training, where he'll have a chance to prove himself as one of the top arms in the Angels' bullpen.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/12||vs OAK||L 1-10||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|09/11||vs OAK||L 6-10||0||1||0||0.0||1||4||3||0|
|09/09||vs LAA||W 7-3||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|09/03||@ HOU||L 4-8||0||0||0||0.1||1||0||0||0|
|09/01||@ HOU||W 6-5||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||1||2|
|08/30||vs LAD||L 2-7||0||0||0||0.2||2||1||1||2|
|08/29||vs LAD||L 4-7||0||0||0||0.1||1||2||1||1|
|More Pitching Stats|
|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|