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Washington Nationals

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Player Updates

August 1, 2021 06:24 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Shifts to shortstop Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia got the start at shortstop Saturday and hit fifth, going 1-for-4 in a 6-3 loss to the Cubs.

Alcides Escobar, who was the shortstop Friday, got the night off while Adrian Sanchez took over at second base. With Trea Turner (COVID-19) now a Dodger, Garcia could be the Nats' shortstop of the future, but the team will likely spend the next two months deciding which middle infield position is the best fit as his long-term home. The 21-year-old is batting only .200 (6-for-30) in the majors this year, but his .303/.371/.599 slash line with 13 homers in 37 games for Triple-A Rochester represents a huge step forward in his offensive development.

July 31, 2021 11:24 AM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Homers in second inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 win over the Cubs.

Garcia was called up by the Nationals on Wednesday, and he put the team on the board with his first home run of the season Friday. The 21-year-old will likely serve as the primary second baseman for the major-league club after Trea Turner (illness) and Josh Harrison were recently traded.

July 28, 2021 05:20 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Called up by Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The 21-year-old had a brief stay in the majors in mid-June and will rejoin the big-league club Wednesday after Trea Turner tested positive for COVID-19. Garcia could see some playing time until Turner is cleared to rejoin the team, though his exact role may not come into focus for a bit until the extent of the potential COVID outbreak is known.

July 14, 2021 02:40 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia (undisclosed) was reinstated from the 7-day minor-league injured list Tuesday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Garcia had been out since June 25 due to an unspecified injury, but he returned to the lineup at Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday and went 0-for-3. The 21-year-old should be available for the minor-league club going forward and could return to the big-league roster at some point.

July 6, 2021 04:28 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: On shelf at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia has not played for Triple-A Rochester since June 25 due to an undisclosed injury, Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.

The 21-year-old homered in his first at-bat June 25, his fourth long ball in three days at Triple-A, but then exited the game and hasn't suited up since. The injury explains why Garcia wasn't called up recently when the Nationals dealt with some injuries on their infield, notably to Trea Turner. Until the team released word on what Garcia is dealing with, there's no way to predict when he might see game action or when he might be in line for a return to the majors, but his .383/.456/.767 slash line over 15 games in June for Rochester was very encouraging.

June 20, 2021 07:48 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Moves back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals optioned Garcia to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.

Garcia looked like he could be moving into a large-side platoon role last week when Starlin Castro landed on the restricted list, but Castro was away from the team for only two days. With Washington back at full strength in the infield, playing time wasn't going to be available for Garcia, who will head back to the minors in order to play on an everyday basis.

June 19, 2021 05:20 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Takes seat Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets.

The 21-year-old was expected to start against right-handed pitching with Starlin Castro (personal) on the restricted list, but lefty Joey Lucchesi is starting for New York. Castro was actually reinstated to the active roster Friday, though he'll sit for a day before rejoining the lineup while Jordy Mercer starts at third base. According to Maria Torres of The Athletic, a return trip to the minors wouldn't be surprising for Garcia since Washington is back up to full strength in the infield. The Nationals also will need outfield depth with Andrew Stevenson (oblique) sidelined.

June 16, 2021 03:16 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Likely to play regularly vs. RHPs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia, who was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, is expected to see regular starts at second base versus right-handed pitching while Starlin Castro (personal) remains on the restricted list, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

The 21-year-old will occupy the keystone and bat sixth Wednesday against the Pirates, while Jordy Mercer picks up the start at Castro's normal spot at third base. Meanwhile, Josh Harrison is sitting out the series finale in what amounts to a rest day, but he should be a fixture in the lineup against both right- and left-handed pitching. The lefty-hitting Garcia and righty-hitting Mercer will likely form a de facto platoon, with Garcia starting at second base and Harrison starting at third base versus right-handed pitching.

June 16, 2021 12:44 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Recalled by Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was recalled by the Nationals on Wednesday, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports.

Garcia was sent to Triple-A Rochester at the end of May, and he hit .319 with three home runs, two doubles, 11 RBI and nine runs in 11 games during his most recent stint in the minors. He'll likely fill a depth role for Washington while Starlin Castro (undisclosed) is on the restricted list.

May 30, 2021 06:04 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia (hamstring) was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Garcia left Saturday's matinee with a hamstring cramp but didn't appear off the bench in Sunday's loss to the Brewers. He'll now return to the minors after he went 1-for-5 with a triple, a run and a strikeout in three appearances during his stint with the major-league club.

May 31, 2021 02:24 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: MRI comes back negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Davey Martinez said Sunday that Garcia's MRI on his hamstring came back negative, confirming that it was simply a hamstring cramp that forced him to leave Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Garcia did not play in Saturday's nightcap and he is not in the lineup Sunday. However, given Martinez's update, the infielder seems to have a good chance of being available off the bench in the series finale against the Brewers.

May 29, 2021 06:12 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Not starting Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia (hamstring) isn't starting the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Brewers, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Garcia left Saturday's matinee with a hamstring cramp and will undergo an MRI, so his exclusion from the lineup for Game 2 isn't very surprising. Jordy Mercer will take over at second base and bat eighth.

May 29, 2021 05:16 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Getting MRI on hamstring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia will undergo an MRI on his hamstring Sunday after exiting Saturday's game against the Brewers with a bad cramp, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The severity of the injury and Garcia's expected return date should become clearer following the test. The 21-year-old had only returned to the big-league roster Tuesday but was making his second start in a row in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

May 29, 2021 06:12 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Exits with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia exited Saturday's matinee against the Brewers in the top of the third inning with an apparent right leg injury, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Garcia was warming up ahead of the top of the third inning but went to the ground and called for a trainer. The team's medical staff appeared to be examining his right hamstring area, but the exact nature and severity of the injury aren't yet clear.

May 25, 2021 01:36 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Called up by Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was recalled by the Nationals on Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Garcia has a fair amount of prospect pedigree and is still just 21 years old, but he's shown very little in 46 major-league games thus far in his career. His poor 75 wRC+ at least comes with a respectable .270 batting average, but his .299 on-base percentage and .355 slugging percentage are both far from good enough. A .235/.293/.426 line in 17 games for Triple-A Rochester to start this season hardly suggests he's about to break out. Victor Robles (ankle) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.

April 12, 2021 04:08 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Bound for taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals optioned Garcia to their taxi squad Monday.

Garcia will surrender his spot on the 26-man active roster with Josh Harrison set to return from the COVID-19 injured list ahead of Monday's series opener versus the Cardinals. After joining the Nationals for Opening Day while 11 players were on the shelf due to COVID-19-related concerns, Garcia appeared in six games and went 1-for-7 at the dish. He'll likely head to the Nats' alternate site in Fredericksburg once the team's series in St. Louis concludes Wednesday.

April 6, 2021 12:48 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Not starting in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia isn't included in the lineup Tuesday for the Nationals' season opener versus Atlanta, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Dave Martinez suggested Monday that Garcia would likely be the team's Opening Day starter at second base while Josh Harrison is on COVID-19 injured list, but those plans changed after Trea Turner was able to avoid the IL. Turner was absent Monday when the Nationals were cleared to resume workouts, but he's since been given the green light to join the big club for Opening Day after passing through all COVID-19 protocols. With Turner locked in at shortstop, Hernan Perez will shift over to second base, bumping Garcia to the bench in the process. Garcia looks like he could serve as a utility option in the infield until one or both of Harrison and Jordy Mercer return from the COVID-19 IL.

April 1, 2021 06:12 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Joining Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester ahead of Thursday's season opener against the Mets, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The 20-year-old initially missed the Opening Day roster and was optioned to the minors over the weekend, but he'll rejoin the big-league club with multiple players sidelined due to a positive COVID-19 test and subsequent contact tracing. Garcia is likely to fill a depth role in the infield, but there's a chance he could see some playing time depending on which players are unavailable.

March 27, 2021 02:52 PM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Carter Kieboom's significant spring struggles could have opened up playing time for Garcia, but his .660 spring OPS wasn't particularly impressive either. The Nationals elected to send both young infielders to the minors and will use veteran journeymen Starlin Castro, Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer and Hernan Perez in some combination at second and third base to start the year. Garcia is still just 20 years old and was promoted ahead of schedule last season, so the move shouldn't be considered much of a setback in terms of his long-term career prospects.

March 20, 2021 10:44 AM
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Not getting reps at third base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garcia has not seen any work at third base this spring as the Nationals focus on developing him as their long-term second baseman, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Carter Kieboom's continued struggles at the plate have generated questions about the team's contingency plans at the hot corner, but at the moment Garcia isn't among them -- at least, not directly. The 20-year-old is expected to begin the season at Triple-A to get everyday reps at second base, but if at some point the Nats decide Kieboom is not the answer, shifting Starlin Castro to third base and promoting Garcia to take over at the keystone would be on the table.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
08/02vs PHIL 5-74100000
08/01vs CHCW 6-53000010
07/31vs CHCL 3-64010000
07/30vs CHCW 4-34111100
07/29@ PHIL 8-111000000
07/29@ PHIW 3-13000000
06/19vs NYMW 6-23110000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021WAS173756113600.162.225.2970.522
2020WAS40134183721652911.276.302.3660.668
Total57171234331783511.252.285.3510.636
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021WAS17011100000
2020WAS40604900003
Total57616000003
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2017R-GCL Nationals49199256083122932112.301.330.387
2018AFA-Potomac Nationals49204346172423123341.299.338.412
2018AFX-Hagerstown Suns782964888144331194985.297.335.402
2019AAX-Harrisburg Senators129525661352244301786115.257.280.337
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/190
Birthdate:
05/16/2000
Age:
21
Hometown:
New York, NY
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
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MLB Experience:
0