Garcia (2-1) was tagged with a blown save and the loss Tuesday against the Twins after allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out two across two-thirds of an inning.
Garcia pitched the 10th inning with a one-run lead, but he quickly allowed the game-tying run on an RBI single from Eddie Rosario that scored Jake Cave. He bounced back and struck out both Miguel Sano and Mitch Garver, but Max Kepler notched the game-winning RBI with a single that scored Rosario. Garcia is now 3-for-4 in save opportunities this season and even though this performance didn't come out as expected, he should end the season as Detroit's closer.
Garcia allowed a hit but struck out the side in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Detroit's 5-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday.
Garcia has three saves in three opportunities this season, all of which have come in his last six appearances. He lowered his ERA to 1.35 in the process and is making a compelling case to complete the season as the Tigers closer.
Garcia pitched a scoreless seventh inning during a 6-3 win over the Cardinals in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader to record his second save of the season.
With the Tigers down 3-0, Jose Cisnero got the final out of the fifth inning and tossed a clean sixth, setting Garcia up for the save chance after the team staged a late rally. Garcia has now delivered nine straight scoreless appearances, collecting both his saves and three holds over that stretch, but his 2:2 K:BB in 6.1 innings over that span isn't exactly dominant. Still, as long as he's getting results, he should remain part of Detroit's late-inning committee.
Garcia gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Twins on Sunday.
Garcia entered the game with a two-run lead and slammed the door to earn his first save. He also received a save chance in the 10th inning Friday but failed to convert it successfully. It appears the team still has faith in him, however, and he may have the chance to pick up saves in the final few weeks of the season. Overall, he has a 1.69 ERA across 16 innings, but he has just a 7:5 K:BB in that span.
Garcia (2-0) allowed an unearned run and blew a save chance Friday against the Pirates but picked up the win in the 17-13, 11-inning game.
Garcia entered in the 10th inning with the Tigers up 13-12. He allowed the automatic runner on second base to score, but got out of the inning without any further damage. The righty then picked up the win when Detroit erupted for four runs in the top of the 11th. Garcia should continue to serve in a middle-relief role for the Tigers.
Garcia will likely make the Tigers' Opening Day roster when the MLB season is able to resume, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
It is expected that teams will be able to start the season with as many as 30 roster spots instead of 26. That's good news for players like Garcia, who was competing for a bullpen spot when spring training ended. The righty made his MLB debut toward the end of last season and logged 6.2 innings for the Tigers.
Garcia is competing for a spot in the Tigers' bullpen out of spring training, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old made his MLB debut at the end of 2019, appearing in seven games and allowing nine earned runs but also striking out seven across 6.2 innings of work. Garcia was considered one of the team's most impressive young arms before missing nearly 18 months due to Tommy John surgery in 2017. Manager Ron Gardenhire said his arm "has a lot of life," and with Detroit struggling to find consistent pitching the last few years, Garcia has the chance to make an impact if he performs well this spring.
The Tigers selected Garcia's contract from Triple-A Toledo ahead of Sunday's game against the Twins.
Before missing nearly 18 months after requiring Tommy John surgery in 2017, Garcia had been one of the Tigers' more impressive power arms in the upper levels of the minors. Now healthy again, Garcia emerged as a strong arm at the back end of the Toledo bullpen, posting a 2.97 ERA and 33:14 K:BB in 33.1 innings. He could quickly gain traction in a late-inning role out of a Detroit bullpen that's otherwise lacking in impact arms.
Garcia (elbow) was activated from the minor-league injured list Thursday and assigned to High-A Lakeland, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Garcia has been sidelined all season while recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent in February of 2018, but he's finally been cleared to return to game action. Because the right-hander hasn't pitched in the minors since 2017, the Tigers will ease him back into action in the lower minors before eventually returning him to Triple-A Toledo. Should Garcia rediscover some of his pre-injury form -- he compiled a 2.13 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 55 innings between four minor-league stops in 2017 -- he could find himself in the majors later in the season.
Garcia (elbow) is approximately two months away from resuming mound work, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
After recording a 2.13 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 55 innings between four minor-league stops in 2017, Garcia looked like someone who could be a difference maker for the Detroit bullpen heading into 2018. That never came to pass, however, as the right-hander experienced pain early in spring training and underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery Feb. 16. Now almost 11 months removed from the procedure, Garcia is nearing the finish line in his recovery but may be limited for much of the upcoming spring. Once the Tigers are comfortable with his health, expect him to report to Triple-A Toledo, where he'll look to rediscover the form that once made him a potential closer in waiting for the big club.
Garcia will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with a complete tear of his ulnar collateral ligament, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The pitching prospect was examined by Dr. James Andrews and ultimately received the worst news possible. Garcia will now put his focus on rehabbing his elbow for a return sometime during the 2019 season. Once he gets back on the mound, he'll look to build off the strong 2017 campaign he produced, in which he jumped all the way from High-A to Triple-A over the course of the season.
Garcia (elbow) is meeting with Dr. James Andrews next week about recurring pain in his elbow, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Garcia hasn't been scheduled for Tommy John surgery, but that's always the fear when a player meets with Dr. Andrews about an elbow injury. Garcia pitched across four levels in the Tigers' minor-league system last year, eventually reaching Triple-A Toledo. The reliever has a career 2.20 ERA in 73.2 minor-league innings.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/26||@ KC||W 4-3||0||0||1||1.0||1||0||1||0|
|09/22||@ MIN||L 4-5||0||1||0||0.2||2||1||0||2|
|09/19||vs CLE||W 5-2||0||0||1||1.0||1||0||0||3|
|09/18||vs CLE||L 0-1||0||0||0||0.2||0||0||3||0|
|09/15||vs KC||W 6-0||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|09/10||@ STL||W 6-3||0||0||1||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|09/08||vs MIL||W 8-3||0||0||0||0.1||0||0||1||0|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||0.2||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||3||135.00||15.000|
|2017||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||14.1||14||0||0||1||2||9||27||4||12||3.19||1.135|
|2017||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||8.2||7||0||0||2||0||0||15||2||7||0.00||1.098|
|2017||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||13.1||14||0||0||1||0||0||12||8||10||4.12||1.374|
|2019||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||4.0||4||0||0||0||0||1||6||2||3||4.50||1.250|
|2019||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||33.1||31||0||0||3||0||0||33||14||26||2.99||1.208|