Garcia homered twice in Tuesday's spring training loss against the Angels, despite the wind blowing in, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Garcia is getting some extra playing time in spring training with Freddy Galvis out for the short-term, but he impressed manager David Bell. "He's fun to watch," Bell said. "He's a talented young player. It will be fun to see him. We'll be sure to get him some playing time this spring. It will be a good experience for him." Garcia is ticketed for Double-A after breaking out at High-A Daytona last year.
Garcia was given an invitation to the Reds' big-league spring training camp, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Garcia broke out last year at High-A Daytona after initially struggling following his signing as a minor league free agent from Cuba. This year will help the Reds determine whether he's their shortstop of the future, or just a player that performed well while being a little old for the level.
Garcia (shoulder) went 1-for-3 with a double and a stolen base in High-A Daytona's loss to Florida on Tuesday.
A slide into second base Saturday resulted in a shoulder injury and led to a brief absence from the lineup, but Garcia seems be fine now. The steal was his ninth in 11 attempts, and he has now hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games with Daytona. His .727 OPS ranks third on the team among players with 100 plate appearances.
Garcia exited Saturday's game at High-A Daytona with a right shoulder injury, Tortugas broadcaster Justin Rocke reports.
Garcia sustained the injury sliding into second base and the opposing second baseman fell on him. Per Rocke, the injury doesn't appear to be a serious concern and Garcia should be considered day-to-day.
Garcia (elbow) returned to action for High-A Daytona on Friday, going 1-for-5 with a strikeout and a run.
He exited Thursday's game with an elbow injury, but it was apparently very minor, as he was right back in there the next day.
Garcia exited Thursday's game for High-A Daytona with an elbow injury, Tortugas play-by-play announcer Justin Rocke reports.
He was hit by a pitch on the elbow in the first inning and did not return after a rain delay in the second inning. Garcia has not yet been placed on the injured list, so he should be considered day-to-day.