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Jaime Garcia | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 22 (0) / STL
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Jaime Garcia yielded two runs over seven innings in Friday’s victory over the Nationals.
It was an encouraging showing after back-to-back shaky outings. Garcia allowed seven hits (including a solo homer by Danny Espinosa) and walked just one batter while notching four strikeouts. He evened up his record at 4-4 with the victory and holds a 3.47 ERA and 55/21 K/BB ratio in 59 2/3 innings over 10 starts. The southpaw will try to keep it going next week against the Brewers. May 27 - 9:58 PM

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Jaime Garcia was pounded for five earned runs in 2 1/3 innings Sunday as the Cardinals fell to the Diamondbacks.

Arizona took an aggressive approach to Garcia and it paid off for three runs in the first, one in the second, and another in third. Garcia yielded 10 hits and walked one while watching his ERA rise back above 3.00 (from 2.86 to 3.59). The crafty lefty will hope for better results next time out at Nationals Park.
May 22 - 5:10 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed three runs on five hits over five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

Garcia wasn't that bad -- all five of the Rockies' hits were singles -- but he wasn't that good, either, walking four while striking out just three. He would have gone deeper but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny lifted him for a pinch-hitter with a couple runners on in the fifth inning. Garcia dropped to 3-3 overall with the loss, owning a 2.86 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 51 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings of work. A date with the Diamondbacks looms on Sunday.
May 17 - 11:14 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed just a pair of unearned runs over seven innings Wednesday in a victory over the Angels.

Garcia gave up a two-run homer to C.J. Cron in the fourth, but since a Matt Carpenter error had extended the inning, the runs were unearned. It's the second straight start in which Garcia has gone without allowing an earned run. He's sporting a 48/15 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings.
May 12 - 1:41 AM

Jaime Garcia cruised through seven innings Thursday against the Phillies, allowing just two hits in the Cardinals' 4-0 win.

Garcia probably could have gone the distance in this one, but it was still just 2-0 with two on when his turn came up in the bottom of the seventh. The Cardinals hit for him and went on to add two more runs in the frame. Garcia had thrown a mere 82 pitches when he was lifted. He struck out five and walked none in lowering his ERA to 3.05.
May 5 - 4:45 PM

Jaime Garcia was dealt his second loss of the season on Saturday, surrendering four runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings against the Nationals.

Garcia racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while walking three. All of the damage against him came in the very first inning, where Daniel Murphy delivered an RBI single and Jayson Werth followed with a three-run bomb. He settled in nicely afterwards and kept the Nats at bay the rest of the afternoon, but the damage had already been done. He'll carry a 3.73 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Phillies.
Apr 30 - 5:23 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed two runs over five innings in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

Garcia gave up four hits and walked four, and the (relatively) big blow was delivered by his counterpart, Jason Hammel, whose two-run single with two outs in the fourth inning ended up being the difference. Garcia struck out seven, giving him 26 strikeouts in 20 innings thus far. The southpaw will carry a 2.70 ERA and 0.90 WHIP into Monday's start at the Diamondbacks.
Apr 20 - 12:01 AM

Jaime Garcia pitched a one-hitter and fanned a career-best 13 in shutting out the Brewers on Thursday.

And it wasn't even the pitching performance of the day. Well, maybe it was, considering that the Brewers' lineup is a significant upgrade on the Padres' group that Vincent Velasquez faced. Plus, Garcia allowed two fewer hits. The lone hit against him was a single from Domingo Santana in the sixth. It was Garcia's first complete game since 2011 (he has four in his career, all shutouts). He topped his previous high in strikeouts by three.
Apr 14 - 5:09 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Friday.

All four runs scored in the third inning. To his credit, Garcia hung in there and retired 10 out of the final 11 batters he faced. The southpaw finished with six strikeouts against three walks. Health is always the question with Garcia, but he should be a solid option in mixed fantasy leagues as long as he’s out there. He’ll face the Brewers in Milwaukee next week.
Apr 8 - 11:20 PM

Jaime Garcia is dealing with a blister on his left middle finger.

Garcia said it's an issue he deals with each year. He pitched well Sunday in spite of the blister, allowing two runs over five innings. The left-hander said the blister is "nothing that is going to be an issue."
Mar 27 - 3:46 PM

Jaime Garcia will not make his scheduled Grapefruit League start Monday against the Red Sox.

That would normally raise a red flag, especially on a guy with Garcia's injury history, but he and the Cardinals swear it's nothing more than a change of venue. "I didn’t even know the game was going to be televised, I don’t even know who we were playing against, that has nothing to do -- zero," said Garcia. "The competition, none of that. It’s just working on some things back there. You can control the 75 or as many pitches I’m going to throw tomorrow, work where you need to work and be ready for the season."
Mar 21 - 10:08 AM

Jaime Garcia pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings Thursday in his start versus the Mets.

Given the left-hander's history of shoulder problems, it's interesting that the Cardinals aren't babying Garcia at all this spring. He struggled his first time out, but he was strong today, getting seven outs on the ground and two more via the K.
Mar 10 - 4:54 PM

Cardinals exercised LHP Jaime Garcia's $11.5 million club option for the 2016 season.

As first reported by Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday. Garcia had a terrific 2015 regular season for the NL Central-champion Cardinals, posting a 2.43 ERA in 20 starts. He struggled mightily in his one NLDS outing against the Cubs, but $11.5 million is a pretty good rate in this market for a pitcher of Garcia's caliber. He's always been good when healthy. Lock him into an Opening Day rotation spot for 2016.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 03:39:00 PM

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have notified Jaime Garcia's representatives that they will pick up his $11.5 million option for 2016.

General manager John Mozeliak noted last month that there was a "99 percent chance" the club would exercise the option, so the news doesn't come as a surprise. While Garcia's season ended in disappointment with an abbreviated NLDS start versus the Cubs, he was terrific during the regular season with a 2.43 ERA over 20 starts. The left-hander will always be a question mark health-wise but is a good bet to pitch well when he's able to take the mound. The Cards also have a $12 million option on Garcia for 2017.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Thursday that a decision on whether to pick up Jaime Garcia's option for 2016 hasn't been made.

The Cards could either pick up the option for $11.5 million or pay Garcia a $500,000 buyout. It's a quite affordable price tag for a guy who posted a 2.43 ERA over 20 starts, but Garcia has a lengthy injury history and also really struggled in his lone playoff start. Ultimately, St. Louis seems likely to exercise the option. They also hold a $12 million club option on Garcia for 2017.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Ruben Tejada
3Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1Randal Grichuk
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Matt Bowman
9Mitch Harris
10Dean Kiekhefer