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Jaime Garcia | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jaime Garcia earned the win in Sunday's victory of the Giants, allowing four runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Garcia might have improved to 7-5 with the win, but this wasn't one of his better starts. He kept the Giants in the game by allowing a pair of runs in the first and another pair in the sixth. For the afternoon, he struck out just one batter. Sunday's sketchy outing aside, the 29-year-old southpaw owns a cool 2.03 ERA and 0.93 WHIP over 14 starts. He'll tango with the Pirates in an upcoming home start. Aug 30 - 7:15 PM

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Jaime Garcia held the Diamondbacks to one run over six innings in a win Tuesday.

Garcia was sharp on a night that he didn't have to be, scattering four hits and a walk over his six innings. The left-hander struck out six before exiting. The win improved Garcia to 6-4 with a microscopic 1.77 ERA and 0.92 WHIP through 13 starts. Garcia will next face the Giants in San Francisco on Sunday.
Aug 26 - 1:34 AM

Jaime Garcia was phenomenal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Marlins, twirling 8 1/3 innings of one-run ball.

Garcia scattered six hits while striking out six and walking one. The Marlins did not record an extra-base hit against the pitcher. Simply phenomenal, as can be said for his overall body of work. Garcia will take a 1.57 ERA and 0.90 WHIP into his next start, a home showdown with the Giants.
Aug 14 - 11:43 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Sunday that the club is likely to exercise Jaime Garcia's $11.5 million option for 2016.

Garcia's health could go at any time, of course, but it's a no-brainer at this point to pick up the option with the lefty not showing any hints of arm issues for months. The southpaw has been fantastic this season, sporting a 1.77 ERA and 0.91 WHIP across 10 starts. The Cards also hold a $12 million option on Garcia for 2017.
Aug 9 - 12:55 PM

Jaime Garcia tossed seven shutout innings Saturday in the Cardinals' 3-0 defeat of the Brewers.

Garcia was once again terrific, yielding only two hits over his seven dominant frames. He walked four but struck out five as the Cardinals notched their third straight shutout victory. St. Louis pitchers have now turned in 36 straight scoreless innings. Garcia, 29, will carry a 1.77 ERA and 0.91 WHIP into his next start at home against the Marlins. He's a good bet to keep on rolling.
Aug 8 - 10:12 PM

Jaime Garcia held the Rockies to one run in five-plus innings, but was left with a no-decision as the Cardinals pulled out a walk-off 3-2 victory against the Rockies on Sunday.

Garcia had kept the Rockies off the board in his first five innings, but allowed a leadoff single to D.J. LeMahieu in the sixth before departing. Reliever Steve Cishek struggled and allowed Garcia's runner to score in a two-run frame. Garcia gave up only two hits and struck out four, but also walked four in an inefficient, 88-pitch outing. The lefty has a 1.98 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, and a 41/13 K/BB ratio over 59 innings in nine starts this season. He'll toe the rubber against the Brewers in a road start next.
Aug 2 - 6:14 PM

Jaime Garcia pitched well in defeat in his return to the mound Tuesday, allowing three runs over six innings in a loss to the Reds.

Garcia only yielded four hits while walking two on the night, but one of those was a three-run homer by Joey Votto in the sixth inning. He was otherwise sharp, striking out five while throwing just 80 pitches. Garcia was activated from the disabled list earlier Tuesday after missing a month with a groin strain. He owns a 2.00 ERA and 0.89 WHIP despite a 3-4 record, and Garcia will square off with the Rockies on Sunday.
Jul 28 - 10:59 PM

Cardinals activated LHP Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list.

Garcia has missed over a month with a groin strain, but he'll make his return Tuesday against the Reds. The southpaw has a 1.69 ERA and 32/7 K/BB ratio in 48 innings over seven starts this season and should be relevant in mixed fantasy leagues as long as he has a rotation spot.
Jul 28 - 1:35 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) will rejoin the Cardinals' rotation on Tuesday against the Reds.

It was expected and manager Mike Matheny confirmed the news on Sunday. Garcia has missed over a month of action with a strained groin but spun five hitless innings in his lone rehab start last week to show the Cards that he was ready. Fantasy owners can feel free to plug the southpaw back into their lineups for the upcoming week.
Jul 26 - 1:13 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Jaime Garcia (groin) could return to the rotation Tuesday against the Reds.

It would be a home start for Garcia, who has excellent career numbers at Busch Stadium. He threw the first five innings of a combined no-hitter Thursday at Low-A Peoria. It was his lone rehab start. Tim Cooney was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday to open up a rotation spot.
Jul 25 - 4:33 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) threw the first five innings of a combined no-hitter in his first minor league rehab start with Class-A Peoria on Thursday.

The southpaw struck out six in the contest and didn't issue a walk. It looks like he's ready to rejoin the Cardinals rotation and he should be cleared to do so next week.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 23 - 10:55 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday.

The left-hander threw a successful bullpen session on Saturday and is ready to test things out in game action. The thought had been that Garcia would rejoin the Cardinals' rotation next weekend, but it's looking like his return will be pushed back to next week.
Jul 19 - 12:52 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that Jaime Garcia (groin) "had a little hop in his step" after a bullpen session Saturday.

The skipper took that as a good sign, so it sounds like Garcia can safely be penciled back into the rotation next weekend as long as he doesn't have a setback between now and then. The left-hander has missed nearly a month of action with a strained left groin.
Jul 19 - 10:11 AM

Jaime Garcia (groin) will throw live batting practice on Saturday.

Assuming the session goes well, Garcia will be penciled back into the Cardinals' rotation next weekend against the Braves. The left-hander hasn't pitched since June 24 because of a left groin strain.
Jul 17 - 4:53 PM

Cardinals placed LHP Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with a left groin strain.

Garcia got through a bullpen session on Saturday without any apparent issues with his groin, but he reported some discomfort when he arrived at the park Sunday. The Cardinals are hoping he'll be ready to go right after the All-Star break. Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney will now start during Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Cubs.
Jul 5 - 1:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
4Tommy Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva
10Mitch Harris
11Tyler Lyons
12Miguel Socolovich