Garcia (illness) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Garcia had been battling a stomach illness but will now return to the active roster as a backup option at catcher behind Sean Murphy. Austin Allen was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move.
Garcia was placed on the injured list with viral enteritis Tuesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Garcia will be unavailable while he battles a stomach illness. Austin Allen was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move and will operate as the backup catcher for Oakland.
Garcia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 7-0 victory over Detroit on Saturday.
Garcia got the start behind the plate and capitalized on the opportunity with a two-run shot to center field in the second inning. The blast was Garcia's first of the season and seventh overall in his career. The homer was also his first extra-base hit of any kind and accounted for his first two RBI of the campaign.
Garcia has been informed that he'll make the Athletics' Opening Day roster as the backup catcher, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Garcia was traded from the Rangers to the Athletics in February and impressed while competing with Carlos Perez for a spot on the major-league roster. Garcia was officially informed that he'll begin the year in the big leagues after Perez was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday. Garcia slashed .375/.483/.500 with six RBI and four runs in 12 Cactus League games this spring.
Garcia, who's hitting .333 (7-for-21) with four RBI across 11 Cactus League games, has impressed with both his bat and defense in his bid for the backup catcher job, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "It's gotta be a tough spot to come in, especially as a catcher, to a new team and trying to get to know all the pitchers and seeing what they do and don't like to do," pitcher Daulton Jefferies said. "He's extremely mature and knows the game. He's just fun to throw to."
Garcia just arrived in a February trade with the Rangers, but he's been lauded for how quickly he's developed chemistry with the pitching staff. The 28-year-old's body of work as a hitter has arguably been just as impressive, with Garcia looking fully recovered from the hip surgery that wiped out his 2020 season. Veteran Carlos Perez, Garcia's primary competition to serve as Sean Murphy's primary backup, has also enjoyed a solid spring, but manager Bob Melvin hinted Wednesday that both players could play important roles at the big-league level in 2021. "We're happy with all these guys," Melvin said. "It is nice to have that kind of depth."
Garcia went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs in his Cactus League debut against the Reds on Monday.
The 28-year-old backstop is battling Austin Allen to serve as the primary backup to Sean Murphy (chest), and his bid certainly got off to a good start with Monday's performance. Garcia has multiple solid minor-league seasons at the plate on his professional resume; he appeared capable of carrying over that success to the big-league level with a .286/.308/.492 line (65 plate appearances) during his 2018 major-league debut with the Giants before limping to a .143/.217/.310 slash during his most recent taste of the majors in 2019.
Garcia is considered the favorite to serve as the primary backup to Sean Murphy (chest) behind the dish this coming season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old came over from the Rangers as part of the Elvis Andrus trade, and he has an extensive minor-league career during which he's shown some decent pop on his resume. Garcia's initial foray into the big leagues back in 2018 with the Giants was impressive as well, as he slashed .286/.308/.492 with a double, four home runs and nine RBI over 65 plate appearances. However, Garcia managed just a .143/.217/.310 line (46 PA) the following season and never saw action in 2020. Murphy isn't due to begin baseball activities for some time due to the completion of his recovery from lung surgery, so Garcia could see plenty of reps in early workouts and Cactus League games.
Garcia was traded from the Rangers to the Athletics on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The Athletics also received Elvis Andrus and cash considerations from the Rangers while Texas picked up Khris Davis, catcher Jonah Heim and minor league right-handed pitcher Dane Acker in the deal.
Garcia is on the move once again. The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Rangers in November but could now serve as the Athletics' primary backup behind the plate to begin the 2021 campaign. Garcia didn't appear in the majors in 2020 but hit .143 with two home runs and five RBI across 46 plate appearances with San Francisco in 2019.
Garcia was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Wednesday.
Garcia was designated for assignment by the Giants on Friday to make room on the 40-man roster for prospects who were protected from the Rule 5 draft. He'll find a new opportunity with the Rangers and is expected to be fully healthy in time for spring training after missing the entire 2020 season with a hip injury.
Garcia was designated for assignment Friday.
He occasionally worked as the Giants' second or third catcher in 2018 and 2019, but never had much success. Garcia also missed time this past year with a hip injury that he is likely fully recovered form at this point.
Garcia (hip) is ramping up his baseball activity, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
He is recovering from a right hip labrum repair procedure and continues to rehab in Scottsdale. Garcia is progressing well, but even if he returns this season, it would likely be in a backup role.
Garcia (hip) could be ready to return by mid-to-late August, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Garcia underwent hip surgery in February that carried a 6-to-8 month recovery timeline, and he appears to be on track in his recovery. The 27-year-old could be available for a good portion of the Giants' games once play resumes, although it's unclear how much playing time he could get with Buster Posey and Tyler Heineman in the fold. Garcia appeared in just 18 major-league games last season, hitting .143/.217/.310 with five RBI and 21 strikeouts.
Garcia (hip) was placed on the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
The move made room on the Giants' 40-man roster for the team to claim Jose Siri off waivers from Seattle on Tuesday. Garcia remains unlikely to return this season after undergoing labrum surgery on his right hip in February. The 27-year-old suffered the injury playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic and has been given a 6-to-8 month timetable for a recovery, which would allow the catcher to return to game action for the last few weeks of the season in August at best.
Garcia will be sidelined 6-to-8 months after undergoing labrum surgery on his right hip this week, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
The 27-year-old apparently suffered the injury playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic, putting his availability for the 2020 season in doubt. Garcia was expected to enter spring training as the favorite for the backup job behind Buster Posey, but the team will now be forced to look elsewhere. Tyler Heineman joined the Giants on a minor-league deal in early January and should have a decent chance to win the job. A six-month recovery would allow Garcia to return in August, so there's no guarantee he's able to see the field this season.
Garcia started behind the dish and went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Thursday's 8-3 win over Colorado.
Garcia made just his second start behind the dish since returning to the majors Sept. 1 and his eighth start at catcher overall in 2019. The 26-year-old has struggled under the bright lights this season, slashing a meager .150/.227/.325 over 44 plate appearances after slashing .286/.308/.492 in a similarly small sample size last year. Garcia doesn't hold any current fantasy value sitting behind two veteran catchers on the depth chart.
Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday and is starting at first base and batting seventh versus the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
It is Garcia's fourth stint in the majors this season, the first three of which all lasted 10 days or less. The 26-year-old should receive a longer look this time around thanks to September's expanded roster. Garcia is 3-for-18 with four runs scored and two home runs in seven contests.
Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Garcia spent just two days in the majors, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in his lone appearance. Fernando Abad was added to the active roster in his place.
Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Garcia will fill the spot on the 25-man roster vacated by left-handed pitcher Connor Menez, who was optioned to Triple-A on Monday. Garcia struggled in his limited major-league opportunities in May and June, going just 3-for-16 during that time, although he managed to crack two home runs.
Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Garcia will head back to the minors to free up a spot on the roster for Buster Posey (hamstring), who was activated from the injured list Wednesday. In three appearances during his most recent stint with the big club, Garcia went 2-for-10 with a home run.
Garcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Garcia made his third start over the last four days due to the Giants' lefty-heavy schedule. The 26-year-old has delivered two homers in just 17 plate appearances in the majors, which falls in line with the career-best .250 isolated power he posted with Triple-A Sacramento. Garcia's uptick in power boosts his stock as a young catcher, but sitting on the short side of a platoon with Stephen Vogt and the nearing return of Buster Posey (hamstring) dampens any fantasy appeal.
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|05/13||@ BOS||L 1-8||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/01||vs BAL||L 4-8||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|04/28||@ TB||L 0-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/25||@ BAL||L 1-8||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/20||vs MIN||W 1-0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/18||vs DET||W 3-2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/17||vs DET||W 7-0||4||1||1||1||2||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2015||AFA-San Jose Giants||20||75||10||17||4||0||0||5||9||22||1||0||.227||.309||.280|
|2017||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||22||78||11||22||12||0||0||8||9||21||0||0||.282||.360||.436|
|2017||AFA-San Jose Giants||81||324||43||88||20||1||17||65||15||73||0||0||.272||.314||.497|
|2018||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||10||38||5||9||1||0||0||4||2||12||0||0||.237||.268||.263|
|2018||AAX-Richmond Flying Squi||80||301||36||70||14||1||11||33||20||76||0||1||.233||.287||.395|
|2019||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||89||332||52||90||20||2||16||55||34||114||0||2||.271||.343||.488|