Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Iowa following Wednesday's win over the Cardinals, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Garcia started seven of the last nine games at the keystone for the Cubs, but he'll return to Iowa to make room for trade acquisition Nicholas Castellanos. Garcia had a solid .779 OPS during his debut stint in the majors, but his 41.3 percent strikeout rate indicates that figure was likely unsustainable.
Garcia is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Garcia has started the past three games, going 1-for-15 with eight strikeouts. David Bote is starting at the keystone in this one.
Garcia is starting at second base and hitting leadoff against the Brewers on Saturday.
Garcia has primarily hit fifth or lower this season, but he'll get his first start atop the order after compiling a .272/.313/.682 slash line through his first 16 games with the Cubs. Kyle Schwarber was dropped to eighth in the order as a result.
Garcia is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Milwaukee.
Garcia started the last four games at the keystone with Addison Russell demoted to Triple-A, but he'll take a seat for Friday's series opener. David Bote receives the starting nod at second base in the series opener.
Garcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday in the Cubs' 5-4 loss to the Giants.
Garcia kicked off the scoring for both sides with a 454-blast in the second inning that reached McCovey Cove. The splash hit provides a strong testimonial for Garcia's credentials as a power hitter, which have only been strengthened since he made the jump from Triple-A Iowa to the majors earlier this month. Garcia has already compiled eight extra-base hits through his first 13 games, helping his case for earning playing time in the infield over the likes of Addison Russell, David Bote and Daniel Descalso.
Garcia is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres.
Garcia and Addison Russell had alternated starts at second base for the last six games, but Garcia now finds himself on the bench for the second game in a row. Through 10 big-league contests, he owns an excellent .333/.370/.875 slash line, though he's also striking out 40.7 percent of the time.
Garcia is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.
Garcia will give way to Addison Russell for Wednesday's series finale as the two continue to alternate starts at second base. Through his first nine big-league games, the 26-year-old Garcia is slashing .348/.385/.913 with six extra-base hits (two doubles, one triple and three home runs).
Garcia went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Reds.
The 26-year-old continues to be one of the most surprising stories of the season. Out of affiliated ball for six years before signing a minor-league deal with the Cubs in the offseason, Garcia has now slashed .348/.385/.913 through his first nine major-league games with three homers and six RBI. His 2:11 BB:K is a strong sign he'll fall back to earth eventually, but at the very least he's put himself in the team's future plans as another versatile defender with a solid bat manager Joe Maddon can deploy -- Garcia has only played second base so far for the Cubs, but he saw time at four other positions between Double-A and Triple-A before his promotion.
Garcia is not starting Monday against the Reds.
Garcia has gone 6-for-18 with five extra-base hits to start his big-league career. He and Addison Russell have alternated starts at second base for the first four games of the second half.
Garcia is starting at second base and batting seventh in Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Garcia was on the bench for Saturday's 10-run outburst, though he did appear as a pinch hitter. The 26-year-old has seemingly taken over as the Cubs' No. 1 second baseman with his .286/.353/.857 slash line through his first six games in the majors, though the team has several veteran options to turn to at the keystone if Garcia stumbles.
Garcia is not in Saturday's lineup against the Pirates.
With both Addison Russell and Daniel Descalso struggling at the plate, it's given Garcia a nice window of opportunity to showcase his talent. He has started the last four at second base. Although it is a limited sample, the 26-year-old is slashing .308/.375/.923 with two home runs across 13 at-bats. Garcia figures to get the majority of the starts at second base while Russell rotates in every couple of games or so.
Garcia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.
Garcia's seventh inning home run accounted for the Cubs' only runs in the 3-1 defeat. The 26-year-old has gotten off to a nice start for Chicago, as he's slashing .364/.462/1.091 with two home runs in his first four games in the majors. Sunday marked Garcia's third consecutive start, and it will be interesting to see how the Cubs use him after the All-Star break.
Garcia will start at second base and bat eighth Sunday against the White Sox.
With utility options Daniel Descalso and David Bote both struggling at the dish, Garcia could get the opportunity to pick up at least semi-regular work in the Chicago infield. The rookie will draw a third consecutive start Sunday after getting on base in five of his first 10 plate appearances with the Cubs since getting the call to the big leagues Wednesday.
Garcia went 3-for-5 with a triple and solo home run Thursday against the Pirates.
Garcia recorded the first two extra-base hits of his career, first hitting a triple in the third inning. However, he followed that up with a solo home run in the sixth inning to put the Cubs up 11-3. Garcia has followed an unconventional path to reach the major leagues, even playing overseas prior to latching on with the Cubs. He was hitting .285/.364/.594 between Double-A and Triple-A this season prior to getting the call, and he could continue to see playing time in Chicago thanks to his defensive versatility.
Garcia will start at second base and bat sixth Thursday against the Pirates.
Garcia has an incredible story. Signed at age 17, Garcia fizzled out in the Indians organization and was not picked up by another affiliated club following his release in 2013. He continued to play competitive baseball, however, and found his way to Italy. A Cubs scout would eventually discover him during spring training, when the Italian national team played the A's. Prior to his callup, Garcia hit .285/.364/.594 with 21 homers in 72 games between Double-A and Triple-A. He will make his first career big-league start Thursday, and with Addison Russell potentially in the doghouse again after a costly decision in the field, it's not a stretch to think we could see more of Garcia in the immediate future.
Garcia was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Garcia had very little on his resume prior to this season. He hit just .219/.320/.356 in parts of four seasons in the low minors in Cleveland's system from 2010 to 2013 before leaving affiliated baseball, most recently popping up in Italy. Back stateside this season as a 26-year-old, he's hit an impressive .285/.364/.594 in the two highest levels of the minors. He's appeared at every infield position as well as left field and should fill a bench role while he remains with the Cubs.
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