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April 17, 2017 06:28 PM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: Outrighted to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia cleared waivers and was outrighted to Double-A Bowie on Monday, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxOnline.com reports.

Garcia was removed from the 40-man roster to clear room for Damien Magnifico, who was recently acquired in exchange for an international signing bonus slot. He has some big-league experience, though that came back in 2015 when he was kept on the Orioles' roster as a Rule 5 pick (4.25 ERA and 22:17 K:BB through 29.2 innings). The 24-year-old is still fairly young, but he'll have to improve on his combined 4.82 ERA across three seasons at Double-A if he wants to make it out of Bowie.

April 13, 2017 11:44 PM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: DFA'd by Orioles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was designated for assignment Thursday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

The 24-year-old righty was taken off the 40-man roster to clear a spot for the newly acquired Damien Magnifico. Garcia does have some major league experience, notching a 4.25 ERA with 22 strikeouts over 29.2 innings in 2015, but he had not been up with the Orioles in the two years since. His experience as both a starter and as a reliever could help him garner some attention from clubs looking to add a potential long reliever to their organization.

April 3, 2017 12:44 AM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: Sent to Double-A Bowie
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was sent to Double-A Bowie on Sunday, Steve Melewski of MASN Sports reports.

It had initially been reported that Garcia would open the year at Triple-A Norfolk, but Baltimore has decided to have him return to Double-A for the start of the season. During the 2016 campaign, all of which was spent with Bowie, Garcia threw for a 4.73 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 24 games.

March 8, 2017 05:08 PM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was optioned Wednesday to Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

After making the Orioles' Opening Day roster as a Rule 5 pickup in 2015, Garcia was sent back to the minors to develop as a starter last season, spending the entire campaign with Double-A Bowie. He ended up compiling an uninspiring 4.73 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 123.2 innings for Bowie, so it's not surprising that he didn't receive much consideration for a 25-man roster spot this spring. The 24-year-old figures to hold down a rotation role for Norfolk to begin 2017.

February 8, 2017 01:15 AM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: Working out with team's VP before camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

In preparation for this season, Garcia has been working out with Orioles vice president Brady Anderson in California, Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

Garcia spent most of the 2015 season with the Orioles, but never saw a big league mound last season. Over 123.2 innings (24 starts) with Double-A Bowie in 2016, Garcia went 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA and 1.54 WHIP -- both of which were his worst marks since 2012, his first full minor-league season. The right-hander had some good games, especially toward the end of the season, when he posted a 2.64 ERA over six August starts. Garcia is just 24-years-old -- the second youngest pitcher on the Orioles' 40-man roster -- and has the talent to develop into a big league starter. For those in dynasty formats, his development is worth monitoring this spring.

July 10, 2016 06:04 PM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: Optioned to Double-A Bowie on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was optioned to Double-A Bowie on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Garcia did not appear for the Orioles during his short stint in the majors. The righty has a 4-7 record at the Double-A level this season, along with a 4.79 ERA and 1.65 WHIP.

July 10, 2016 06:02 PM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: Optioned to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles have optioned Garcia to Double-A Bowie.

Garcia pitched 29.2 relief innings for the Orioles before being sent down, accumulating a 4.25 ERA with 17 walks in 29.2 innings. He will head back to Double-A where they will most likely use him again as a starter. The 23-year-old will need to continue working on his control if he wants to be an effective major league pitcher.

July 9, 2016 12:50 PM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: Recalled from Bowie
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was called up by the Orioles on Saturday.

Garcia had posted a 4-7 record during 15 starts with Double-A Bowie this season. The 23-year-old right-hander also accumulated a 4.79 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP during 77 innings of action. He will provide some added depth in relief, but hasn't made a major league appearance yet this year after playing in 21 games last season.

March 14, 2016 04:41 PM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: Optioned to Double-A on Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was optioned to Double-A Bowie on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

There was some speculation that Garcia could make the big league roster, but the 23-year-old will have to wait a little longer. Despite being used exclusively as a reliever last season, he'll work as a starter to begin the 2016 campaign, looking to develop more extensively against advanced hitters.

January 28, 2016 05:25 PM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: Could compete for bi
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Garcia could compete for a job on the big league roster, MASN Sports reports.

A previous report suggested that Garcia would likely start the season with Double-A Bowie, and while that's probably still the case, he should at least have a shot to make the Opening Day roster. The Orioles seemingly hope to develop Garcia as either a multi-inning reliever or a starter, as he won't turn 24 until November.

January 13, 2016 09:42 AM
Orioles' Jason Garcia: Unlikely to be on Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is expected to begin the 2016 season at Double-A, MASN Sports reports.

The Orioles retained Garcia after selecting him in the Rule 5 Draft a season ago and he appeared in 21 games for the Orioles in 2015. Garcia is still a bit erratic, but he has a power arm. The organization wants to develop him as a multi-inning reliever or a starter.

August 6, 2015 06:20 PM
Orioles reinstate Jason Garcia, option reliever Mychal Givens
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Orioles reliever Jason Garcia (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday, according to MASNsports.com. To clear a spot on the roster, reliever Mychal Givens was optioned to Double-A Bowie.

July 10, 2015 09:48 AM
Orioles' Jason Garcia tosses scoreless inning in rehab outing Monday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Orioles pitcher Jason Garcia began his rehab assignment at Double-A on Monday by throwing a scoreless inning.

Garcia did not allow a hit during the appearance. Garcia has been sidelined since May 11 with right shoulder tendinitis.

July 10, 2015 09:51 AM
Orioles' Jason Garcia to start rehab stint on Monday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Orioles pitcher and Rule V draft pick Jason Garcia will start a minor league rehab assignment on Monday, per the Baltimore Sun.

Garcia has been on the disabled list since May 11 with right shoulder tendinitis.

July 10, 2015 10:02 AM
Orioles P Jason Garcia to throw batting practice this week
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Orioles pitcher Jason Garcia will throw a live batting practice session on Thursday, according to The Baltimore Sun

Garcia has been on the disabled list since May 11 with right shoulder tendinitis. In 13 2/3 innings pitched this year, Garcia has posted a 5.93 ERA. 

June 1, 2015 02:17 PM
Orioles place RHP Jason Garcia on DL, promote RHP Mike Wright
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Orioles have placed right-hander Jason Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, retroactive to May 11, per the team's official website. Garcia held a 5.93 ERA in  13 2/3 innings. He will be heading to Sarasota to start his rehab, per MASN Sports.

In a corresponding move, the club recalled right-hander Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk to take his spot on the active roster. Wright has yet to pitch in a big-league game.

June 1, 2015 02:17 PM
Orioles RP Jason Garcia could be headed to DL
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

The banged-up Orioles got another piece of bad news, as reliever Jason Garcia is scheduled to meet with doctors Wednesday and may be headed to the disabled list, per the Baltimore Sun

While it isn't clear what is wrong with Garcia, the pitcher's velocity has decreased since spring training, from the high-90s to the mid-90s. Garcia has appeared in eight games this season, with an ERA of 5.93.

The Orioles are expected to replace Garcia on the roster with reliever Mike Wright , who is 3-0 with a 2.64 ERA in six starts at Triple-A Norfolk. 

June 1, 2015 03:00 PM
Orioles' Jason Garcia tosses scoreless inning in MLB debut
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Orioles pitcher Jason Garcia made his major-league debut Wednesday, walking one in a scoreless seventh inning in his team's 2-0 loss to the Rays.

"It was a big rush being out there for the first time," Garcia said after the game, per MLB.com. "Some of the guys try to give me a heads-up what it would be like, but I don't think you can really explain what that felt like."

Garcia sat in the mid-90s with his fastball and faced the minimum after catcher Ryan Lavarnaway erased a two-out walk by throwing out the runner on an attempted steal.

"There was a lot of emotion flying there," manager Buck Showalter said. "There were a lot of hamsters running around backwards in that cage. It's an honor as you get older to have a seat to watch something like that. I know what a big moment it was for him and his family. There is no perfect spot. If you're going to carry a pitcher in the American League East, he's going to have to pitch. You're not going to hide anybody out. It makes us a little short on the bench right now, but we also would like to figure out a way to keep good potential pitchers, and he has that potential."

June 1, 2015 03:04 PM
Orioles use last roster spot to keep Jason Garcia
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

RHP Jason Garcia made the Orioles' Opening Day roster.

Garcia was a Rule V pick from the Red Sox organization. He needs to remain on the team's Major League roster all season, or the Orioles risk losing him back to the Red Sox. 

It appears that Baltimore will try to keep him in the bullpen for the season.

"We trust what we've seen," manager Buck Showalter said. "Now we're going to find out...We'd rather find out ourself."

June 1, 2015 03:14 PM
Orioles can't keep both Logan Verrett and Jason Garcia without a trade
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Orioles manager Buck Showalter admitted that the team won't be able to keep both of the team's Rule V selections--Logan Verrett and Jason Garcia--without making a trade. 

"So many of the guys in the Rule 5 have been hurt, or they're a 'tweener," Showalter said, per MLB.com. "It's going to be hard to carry them. It affects the rest of the bullpen and our staff if we carry them."

Verrett has a 1.50 spring ERA.

"He's been as advertised completely," Showalter said. "I'm a little surprised he's been just as advertised. Strike-thrower. The whole camp, I've been really surprised by the velocity."

Garcia is at 1.29. 

Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2010R-Gcl Red Sox
2011ASX-Lowell Spinners
2012AFX-Greenville Drive
2013AFX-Greenville Drive
2014ASX-Lowell Spinners
2014AFX-Greenville Drive
2015AA-Bowie Baysox
2016AA-Bowie Baysox