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Jaime Garcia | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 213
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 22 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Jaime Garcia allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings Tuesday in a victory over the Royals.
Garcia gave up a run in the second and pair of solo homers in the third, but he left with a 5-3 lead that was quickly expanded to 11-3 in the sixth. He's now 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA. He'll either get the Yankees or Red Sox in his next start, depending on how the Jays opt to arrange their rotation following today's doubleheader. Apr 17 - 6:24 PM

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The Blue Jays expect Tuesday's doubleheader with the Royals to go on as scheduled.

Monday's game was postponed due to safety concerns after the roof at Rogers Centre was damaged from ice that fell off CN Tower, but the team announced Tuesday that there's "no material structural damage, no active leaks, and no further impediments to fan or player safety." As such, the Blue Jays will go ahead with plans for Tuesday's doubleheader. Jaime Garcia and Eric Skoglund will pitch in the first game while J.A. Happ and Danny Duffy will square off in the nightcap.
Apr 17 - 11:36 AM

Monday's game between the Royals and Blue Jays has been postponed due to safety concerns after the roof at Rogers Centre was damaged from ice that fell off CN Tower.

There have been so many weather-related postponements lately that we might as well add a game being played in a dome to the list. The game will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader on Tuesday. Scheduled starters Eric Skoglund and Jaime Garcia will be pushed back a day.
Apr 16 - 5:37 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Rangers on Sunday, earning his first win of the season.

Garcia wasn't overly sharp, allowing five hits -- including a two-run homer to Joey Gallo -- while walking two, but he got the job done. He was actually much better in his Jays debut for which he didn't get a win, limiting the White Sox to one run over six innings. Garcia will try to make it two in a row when he takes on the Indians on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 8:40 PM

Jaime Garcia yielded one run and four hits over six innings and struck out seven against the White Sox on Monday.

Garcia likely would have gotten the win had he pitched seven innings tonight, but six left him with a no-decision. That's probably going to happen to him at least a few times this year. He can be a quality pitcher with his ability to get grounders and strikeouts, but he won't often work very deep into games.
Apr 2 - 10:15 PM

Jaime Garcia tossed five innings of shutout ball as the Jays beat the Phillies 6-4 on Friday.

Garcia, who was signed to serve as Toronto's fifth starter, allowed two hits, walked none and struck out three in improving to 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA this spring.
Mar 16 - 5:50 PM

Jaime Garcia spun three scoreless frames against the Tigers in Saturday's Grapefruit League matchup.

He struck out two batters, issued one walk and allowed three hits -- all singles. The veteran left-hander currently lines up as the Blue Jay's fifth starter heading into the regular season. He went 5-10 with a 4.41 ERA in 27 starts split between the Braves, Twins and Yankees last year.
Mar 10 - 4:11 PM

Blue Jays agreed to terms with LHP Jaime Garcia on a one-year, $8 million contract with a $10 million club option for 2019.

The buyout for the option is $2 million, so Garcia is guaranteed at least $10 million in the deal. Garcia has struggled to put together seasons in which he both remains healthy and performs at his best, but he still has the strong groundball rate and decent strikeout rate to go along with it. Unfortunately, this most likely means that Joe Biagini will be back in Toronto's pen, barring an injury to another starter this spring.
Feb 15 - 4:55 PM

According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins "continue to show interest" in free agent starter Jaime Garcia.

Garcia won his only start with the Twins last July before they flipped him to the Yankees and he would make for decent rotation insurance leading into 2018 with Ervin Santana (finger) likely to miss the entire first month. The 31-year-old left-hander wound up with a 4.41 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 129/64 K/BB ratio in 157 total innings (27 starts) last season between Atlanta, Minnesota, and New York. He can probably be had on a one-year contract.
Feb 6 - 7:15 PM

According to Juan Manuel Moreno of La Prensa in Mexico, the Pirates are showing interest in free agent starter Jaime Garcia.

Garcia pitched for three different teams (Braves, Twins, Yankees) in 2017, posting a 4.41 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 129/64 K/BB ratio in 157 innings. The 31-year-old left-hander could be a nice buy-low option for the cost-conscious Pirates, though he also had underwhelming numbers with the Cardinals in 2016 and he carries an ugly history of elbow and shoulder problems.
Source: La Prensa
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Jaime Garcia has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

CC Sabathia will start in his place. The Yankees are still in contention for a division title, as they sit two games back of the Red Sox with two left to play, so they'll pull out all of the stops trying to win on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Jaime Garcia was roughed up on Sunday, giving up five runs in just 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Garcia was unable to find the magic he had against the Twins on Monday when he struck out nine and gave up just one run in nearly six innings. He couldn't find the strike zone (three walks) and when he did find it, he was hit hard. He'll look to rebound from this outing on Friday in a rematch with the Blue Jays.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 05:33:00 PM

Jaime Garcia struck out nine and allowed just an unearned run over 5 2/3 innings Monday against the Twins.

Garcia should have gotten a win against his old team, but an Aaron Judge error tied the game in the fifth and the Yankees didn't reclaim the lead until the bottom of the sixth. Garcia now has a 3.86 ERA in seven starts for New York. It's 2.97 if you throw out his Yankees debut.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 10:56:00 PM

Jaime Garcia threw 4 2/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Yankees.

Garcia was lifted after allowing a two-out single to Lucas Duda in the bottom of the fifth inning and he got into a verbal confrontation in the dugout with manager Joe Girardi after the early hook. But the move worked out, with the Yankees' bullpen yielding just one run to Tampa Bay the rest of the way in an eventual 3-2 victory for New York. Garcia is lined up to face the Twins at home in his next scheduled start.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Jaime Garcia yielded two runs -- one earned -- in five-plus innings Wednesday in a loss to the Indians.

It was probably Garcia's best start to date for the Yankees, but he didn't get his usual run support. He's 1-2 with a 5.11 ERA in five starts for the club. He might find himself skipped on occasion in September.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 04:45:00 PM

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1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Lourdes Gurriel
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
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3B1Josh Donaldson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Curtis Granderson
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CF1Kevin Pillar
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S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
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2Danny Barnes
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4Aaron Loup
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6Tyler Clippard
7John Axford