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Jaime Garcia | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 213
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 22 (0) / STL
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Jaime Garcia delivered a strong start in Sunday's loss to the Nationals, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits over eight innings of work.
The veteran southpaw racked up eight strikeouts on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. Daniel Murphy clubbed a solo homer off of him in the second inning and the Nats pushed across a pair of unearned runs in the third, but Garcia was dynamite otherwise. Now 1-3 on the season, he'll carry a 4.07 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Friday's start against the Giants in San Francisco. May 21 - 4:33 PM

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Jaime Garcia yielded four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Blue Jays.

Garcia left the start after walking Justin Smoak with one out in the bottom of the sixth and Toronto went on to tie the game in that frame, though the Braves eventually pulled out a 9-5 victory. Garcia allowed just three hits but walked four. He has an underwhelming 4.65 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 40 2/3 innings (seven starts) this season.
May 16 - 7:28 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed four earned runs over six innings Wednesday as the Braves fell to the Astros.

Garcia issued five walks and surrendered six hits in the ugly afternoon outing at Minute Maid Park. The 30-year-old left-hander now stands 1-2 with a 4.33 ERA and 1.42 WHIP through 35 1/3 innings (six starts) with Atlanta. He'll get the Blue Jays next.
May 10 - 5:21 PM

Jaime Garcia earned his first win as a member of the Braves on Saturday, holding the Brewers to two runs over six innings.

Garcia gave up just three hits but free passes were an issue, with the southpaw giving out five walks. He was able to largely limit the damage, though, and the Braves offense provided him with more than enough support to get Garcia his first win in five tries. He's turned in quality starts in each of his past three outings, and Saturday's performance got his ERA below 4, to 3.99. Garcia will try to keep that streak going Thursday against the Mets.
Apr 29 - 11:40 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Padres.

Garcia yielded three straight singles to open the game but mostly settled in from there, working into the seventh while giving up just five total hits as the Braves went on to win 5-4. He did also walk three. The veteran left-hander will carry a 4.67 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Phillies.
Apr 17 - 10:43 PM

Jaime Garcia gave up four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits in five innings and escaped with a no-decision as the Braves came back late to defeat the Marlins on Wednesday.

He gave up two two-run homers to Giancarlo Stanton, but one of those runs was unearned thanks to a Dansby Swanson error. Garcia walked two and struck out four in a yeoman's effort start interrupted by a rain delay in the fourth inning. He carries a 5.73 ERA after two outings but figures to be a serviceable fantasy starter as long as he stays healthy, which given his track record is no guarantee.
Apr 12 - 11:53 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed four runs over six innings in Thursday's loss to the Mets.

Garcia actually allowed four runs over his final two innings after holding the Mets off the scoreboard for the first four. Even in that, though, he wasn't dominant -- the southpaw didn't strike out a batter all evening, in fact. Always superbly talented, the 30-year-old has been maddeningly inconsistent over his career. That doesn't figure to change this year, for better or worse. He'll look for a better showing Wednesday against the Marlins.
Apr 6 - 11:58 PM

Jaime Garcia turned in six innings of three-run ball Tuesday against the Orioles.

Garcia struck out six in the outing against mostly backups and minor leaguers. He ends the spring with a nice 3.20 ERA and, more importantly, no health red flags at all. He's a fringy mixed-league starter, but he'll at least be a streaming option.
Mar 28 - 5:02 PM

Jaime Garcia pitched three hitless innings Sunday in his start against the Yankees.

Garcia has made two of his three starts this spring versus the Bombers. He has a 3.38 ERA through eight innings. The Braves are handling him tenderly, so he wasn't pushed to four innings today. He's just a five- or six-inning starter in the regular season anyway.
Mar 12 - 4:37 PM

Jaime Garcia decided he won't pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.

Garcia considered pitching for his home country but ultimately decided it wasn't worth the injury risk. This is Garcia's first spring with the Braves and he obviously wants to make a good impression. The 30-year-old left-hander is expected to be the Braves' Opening Day starter.
Mar 2 - 6:16 PM

Jaime Garcia surrendered a solo home run to Jacoby Ellsbury in Wednesday's Grapefruit League loss to the Yankees.

Garcia coughed up the home run to Ellsbury in the first inning. It would be the lone run he allowed over two frames of work. In addition, he walked a batter and yielded one other hit. The Braves acquired the 30-year-old southpaw from the Cardinals at the beginning of December. He posted a 4.67 ERA in 30 starts with the Red Birds last season. Barring injury, Garcia will be a member of the Braves' Opening Day rotation.
Mar 1 - 9:35 PM

Jaime Garcia hasn't decided whether he'll pitch for Mexico in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

It was reported back in December that Garcia will pitch for his native country, but he said Tuesday that the Braves are his priority. The southpaw was acquired from the Cardinals over the winter after putting up a disappointing 4.67 ERA over 30 starts in 2016.
Feb 14 - 1:26 PM

Jaime Garcia will pitch for Mexico in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network also confirmed that Royals reliever Joakim Soria and Brewers reliever Carlos Torres will participate. The Braves recently acquired Garcia from the Cardinals in exchange for right-handers John Gant and Chris Ellis and infielder Luke Dykstra. The 30-year-old southpaw is looking to rebound after posting a disappointing 4.67 ERA over 30 starts in 2016.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:31:00 AM

Braves acquired LHP Jaime Garcia from the Cardinals for RHPs John Gant and Chris Ellis, and INF Luke Dykstra.

The deal was originally reported by Mark Saxon of ESPN.com and it’s now official. Garcia is the third addition to the Braves’ rotation this offseason, joining Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey. The 30-year-old southpaw managed to stay healthy in 2016, but he disappointed with a 4.67 ERA over 30 starts and two relief appearances while allowing a career-high 26 home runs in 171 2/3 innings. The Braves are taking a chance on a rebound and perhaps the potential to turn him into a trade chip. As for the Cardinals, they managed to dump his salary and get three prospects in return.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 06:40:00 PM

Mark Saxon of ESPN.com reports that the Braves have acquired left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are expected to receive three prospects in return. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that right-hander Chris Ellis and infielder Luke Dykstra are among them. Meanwhile, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation hears John Gant will also go to St. Louis. With Garcia, the Braves have added yet another veteran starting pitcher to go along with Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey. Garcia is coming off a 4.67 ERA and 150/57 K/BB ratio over 171 2/3 innings - his highest total since 2011 -- this past season and is owed $12 million in 2017 before hitting free agency. The Braves could potentially flip him to a contender if he has a strong first half. It's a smart buy for the rebuilding club.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 06:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Chaz Roe
8Jason Motte
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Matt Wisler