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Jaime Garcia | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 lasted just one inning Monday against the Reds, allowing two runs on four hits.
Garcia received another chance in the rotation after a nice relief outing last week, but this one wound up amounting to another relief appearance. He gave up a pair of home runs in the first and also showed no interest in holding baserunners, as the Reds stole three bases in the first and had another one overturned only after Jose Peraza slid off the bag. The Cardinals' bullpen wasn't any better, with Michael Wacha and Luke Weaver also getting knocked around. It will likely be either Garcia or Weaver on Saturday versus the Pirates, and neither option looks appealing right now. Sep 26 - 11:59 PM

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Jaime Garcia will start on Monday against the Reds.

The Cardinals are pushing Adam Wainwright back a day to Tuesday and moving Luke Weaver to the bullpen. Garcia was demoted to the bullpen just over a week ago but earned another shot after allowing one hit and striking out five over four scoreless relief innings Wednesday. He's probably too risky to stream in fantasy leagues given his second-half struggles.
Sep 23 - 12:54 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Cardinals shopped Jaime Garcia prior to the trade deadline.

Garcia pitched well for much of the first half but has hit a wall since the All-Star break and recently was demoted to the bullpen. The Cards could look to trade him again this winter if they pick up his $12 million option for 2017, although Olney hears that the option could be declined.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 18 - 10:13 AM

Jaime Garcia has been demoted to the Cardinals bullpen in favor of Alex Reyes.

Garcia has been terrible for the past month or so and with the Cardinals playing for their playoff life, Reyes simply gives them a better chance to win at the moment. He shouldn't hold any fantasy value over the remainder of the season.
Sep 15 - 8:44 PM

Jaime Garcia's leash was short for Tuesday's start against the Cubs, exiting after allowing two runs over 1 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

Garcia has been largely bad for nearly a month, and after he loaded the bases with two outs in the second inning Cardinals manager Mike Matheny decided he'd seen enough. It turned out to be the right call, with phenom Alex Reyes getting out of the jam and the Cardinals holding the Cubs scoreless for the next seven innings. That spared Garcia his fifth consecutive loss, but it's unclear where he goes from here. The 30-year-old's days as a starter in 2016 could be over.
Sep 13 - 11:54 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Garcia appeared to be have gotten back on track his last time out against the Reds, but Thursday was the fourth time in his last five starts that he's allowed at least five runs. Such inconsistency has been the name of the game for the 30-year-old throughout his career. Garcia now has a 4.58 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 28 starts this year, falling to 10-12 with Thursday's loss. The southpaw's task doesn't get any easier Tuesday when the Cubs come to town.
Sep 8 - 10:32 PM

Jaime Garcia scattered six hits, two runs and four walks over six innings of work Saturday in a loss to the Reds.

He logged eight strikeouts while throwing 54 of his 93 pitches for strikes. Garcia kept St. Louis in the game but things unraveled after he left with the bullpen allowing seven runs over the last two frames. The left-hander has now lost three straight with a 6.88 ERA over that span. He'll try to get back in the win column Friday against Milwaukee.
Sep 3 - 8:08 PM

Jaime Garcia was lit up for five earned runs over seven innings Sunday in the Cardinals' loss to the Athletics.

Another rough outing for the 30-year-old left-hander, who has surrendered 16 earned runs over his last 16 innings. Given his injury history and relatively large workload in 2016, there is real reason for concern. A road start against the Reds is next for Garcia.
Aug 28 - 5:02 PM

Jaime Garcia was touched up for six runs on seven hits over four innings Tuesday, taking the loss against the Mets.

Garcia was in a three-run hole by the fourth batter of the game, but his offense was able to back him up with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame. Undaunted by his team's show of solidarity, Garcia proceeded to surrender two more runs in the second inning and a run in the fourth for good measure. Two of those seven hits left the yard, a troubling trend for the southpaw who has now given up six homers in his last three starts. Amazingly, he'd been on a three-game winning streak prior to Tuesday, dropping to 10-9 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with the loss. An interleague date with the Athletics is on tap for Sunday.
Aug 24 - 12:45 AM

Jaime Garcia allowed five runs, including three home runs, over five innings Tuesday but got the win against the Astros.

In case you haven't heard, the win is a meaningless stat, with Garcia's "victory" serving as Exhibit T. The southpaw gave up seven hits, including the three home runs, and walked three on the evening, but eight runs of support were enough to get Garcia his 10th win of the season. It was also his third consecutive win, improving him to 10-8, and Garcia has a 4.11 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through 24 starts. He'll try to run his winning streak to four in a row Tuesday against the Mets.
Aug 17 - 1:11 AM

Jaime Garcia fired eight innings of shutout baseball while fanning 11 batters as the Cardinals beat the Braves 1-0 on Friday.

He also drove in the only run of the game with an RBI single in the second inning. That hit was one of only two the Cardinals got all night but they still won. Garcia allowed three hits and one walk in the masterpiece. He improves to 8-8 with a 4.04 ERA.
Aug 6 - 12:25 AM

Jaime Garcia was knocked around by the Marlins for six runs over 3 1/3 innings in a start on short rest Saturday.

The Cardinals needed a pitcher for Saturday's game after a doubleheader earlier in the week threw off their schedule, and Cards manager Mike Matheny opted for Garcia on three days' rest instead of an alternative like Tyler Lyons. Garcia didn't respond well, as the Marlins got to him for four runs in the first inning before chasing him in the fourth. The loss dropped him to 7-8 with a 4.30 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the year. Back on normal rest, Garcia will take the hill Friday against the Braves.
Jul 30 - 11:39 PM

Jaime Garcia will start on short rest Saturday against the Marlins.

He'll be pitching on four days rest instead of his usual five following Tuesday's doubleheader. Manager Mike Matheny considered having Tyler Lyons make a spot start but went with Garcia instead. Jerome Williams will be available in long relief if Matheny has Garcia on a short leash.
Jul 28 - 5:52 PM

Jaime Garcia surrendered three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Tuesday as the Cardinals dropped the second game of a doubleheader against the Mets.

Garcia didn't walk a batter and only gave up five hits, but three of those hits were doubles and the Mets were able to take advantage of some shaky defense on the part of the Cardinals. Garcia now stands 7-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 118 innings (20 starts) this season. He'll get the Marlins on the road next in the finale of a four-game set.
Jul 26 - 10:43 PM

Jaime Garcia earned his seventh victory of the season on Wednesday, limiting the Padres to one run on six hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work.

The left-hander walked two and struck out four on the night. He held the Padres scoreless through the first five frames until surrendering a solo home run to Matt Kemp in the sixth. While he has remained healthy this season, he hasn't been quite as good as we have become accustomed to, registering a 3.98 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 93/40 K/BB ratio across 113 innings. He'll take on the Mets his next time out on Tuesday in New York.
Jul 20 - 11:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
4Carson Kelly
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Jose Martinez
CF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Mike Leake
5Luke Weaver
6Alex Reyes
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Zach Duke
5Matt Bowman
6Tyler Lyons
7Jonathan Broxton
8Seth Maness
9Jaime Garcia
10Jerome Williams
11Miguel Socolovich
12Sam Tuivailala
13Mike Mayers
14Dean Kiekhefer