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Jaime Garcia | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Atlanta Braves
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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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the potential deal between the Braves and Twins for Jaime Garcia stalled out due to the Braves' medical concern over one of the Twins' prospects that would have headed back in the trade.
Rosenthal notes that while both sides are now working alternative trade possibilities, the two sides could still revive the deal and get something done. Jul 22 - 12:28 PM

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Jaime Garcia allowed three runs over seven innings and hit a grand slam off Alex Wood to lead the Braves to a 12-3 rout of the Dodgers on Friday.

One of the more surprising results of the season, in no small part because a Garcia trade to Minnesota seemed all but finalized 24 hours earlier. Garcia helped his stock some with a fine outing against the NL's hottest and probably best team. He's won two straight to get to 4-7 with a 4.30 ERA for the year.
Jul 22 - 1:55 AM

Jaime Garcia is expected to make his scheduled start with the Braves on Friday against the Dodgers.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Thursday that the Braves had agreed to trade Garcia to the Twins, but at the very least the deal appears to be on life support, if not dead. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick says that the Braves are "still talking to a number of clubs" about the left-hander.
Jul 21 - 3:36 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Twins' trade for Jaime Garcia could fall through.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Thursday that the two sides had reached an agreement on a trade, but there appears to be a snag. Garcia has a long history of injury issues, especially involving his pitching shoulder, so it's possible a physical issue might be the concern. Garcia is currently still penciled in to start for the Braves on Friday against the Dodgers, but Aaron Blair is in Los Angeles and will fill in if the deal goes through.
Jul 21 - 12:31 PM

According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins and Braves are not expected to complete their Jaime Garcia trade on Thursday night but the deal is "very close to final."

The trade is expected to be a one-for-one swap with the Braves acquiring a minor league prospect from the Twins. Per Berardino, the Braves are paying only a small portion of Garcia's remaining $4.79 million salary with Minnesota covering the rest. The two sides are sifting through medical records as we speak. That process could take a while given Garcia's lengthy injury history. Assuming all the medical reports check out, Garcia could be in line to make his Twins debut this weekend against the Tigers.
Jul 20 - 10:04 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Twins are "close" to acquiring Jaime Garcia from the Braves.

Garcia had been scheduled to start Friday night's game against the Dodgers but the Braves just scratched Aaron Blair from his scheduled outing Thursday for Triple-A Gwinnett, a sure sign that he's headed to the big leagues to replace Garcia. The left-hander would only be a rental as his contract is up at the end of the year but he'd be a great addition to Minnesota's starting rotation, which is relatively thin beyond All-Star Ervin Santana and rising star Jose Berrios. The Royals and Yankees were also said to be interested in Garcia, who sports a 4.33 ERA over 17 starts this season.
Jul 20 - 7:04 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, there are "about six teams with strong interest" in Braves starter Jaime Garcia.

Garcia was excellent on Sunday, working seven innings of one-run ball against a good Diamondbacks offense, though he owns a mediocre 4.33 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 81/40 K/BB ratio in 106 total innings (17 starts) this season for the Braves. The 31-year-old left-hander is owed around $4 million and scheduled to hit free agency this winter. He could be a back-end rotation rental for a contender.
Jul 19 - 2:26 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Braves will listen on left-hander Jaime Garcia and second baseman Brandon Phillips if they fall out of contention.

The Braves currently sit at 45-45, which places them six games back of the second Wild Card spot in the National League. They have upcoming series against the Cubs, Dodgers, and Diamondbacks, which should be telling about which way they decide to go before the deadline. Garcia spun seven innings of one-run ball against the Diamondbacks on Sunday and owns a 4.33 ERA and 81/40 K/BB ratio in 106 innings across 17 starts this season. Phillips, 36, is batting .291/.337/.443 with eight homers, 34 RBI, and seven steals over 83 games. As a condition of waiving his 10-5 rights with the Reds, he would receive a $500,000 assignment bonus for any future trade. The Braves moving Phillips could open the door for top prospect Ozzie Albies at second base.
Jul 17 - 11:23 AM

Jaime Garcia worked seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Braves' 7-1 defeat of the Diamondbacks.

There were probably a number of scouts from other teams watching this outing, and Garcia impressed. He walked three batters but struck out seven and yielded only four hits. The one run Arizona scored came on a Paul Goldschmidt RBI single in the top of the fourth. Garcia, an impending free agent, holds a 4.33 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 81/40 K/BB ratio in 106 innings (17 starts) this season for the rebuilding Braves.
Jul 16 - 5:30 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Royals have interest in Jaime Garcia "and other rental pitchers."

Garcia has had an up-and-down 2017 with a 4.55 ERA and 74/37 K/BB ratio over 99 innings, but he makes sense for Kansas City as they look to stabilize the back end of their rotation. Adding a pitcher such as Garcia would allow the Royals to move Travis Wood back to the bullpen. Garcia will be a free agent this winter and shouldn't cost too much in a trade.
Jul 14 - 10:16 AM

Jaime Garcia let in five runs in six-plus innings and was charged with a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

He struck out five batters without walking anybody, but he gave up 10 base hits in the dud outing. He helped himself at the plate by driving in two runs but it wasn't enough to avert his seventh loss in nine decisions. He has a 4.55 ERA and 1.35 WHIP after 16 starts.
Jul 6 - 12:45 AM

Jaime Garcia surrendered six runs on seven hits over six-plus innings in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

Garcia kept the Padres at bay through the first two innings before they broke through for three runs in the third, with two of those coming on a two-run homer by Wil Myers. Hunter Renfroe would add a second two-run shot in the fifth. The veteran southpaw fanned six and walked three in the outing. He will carry a 4.35 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a potentially troublesome road showdown with the Nationals next time he takes the ball.
Jun 29 - 11:52 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed six runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Giants.

In a battle to see which starter could be worse, Garcia actually had the upper hand on Giants starter Matt Cain for much of the night. The southpaw gave up two homers on the evening, and the Giants also clubbed four doubles off Garcia before he exited. The only saving grace was the fact that the Braves racked up 12 runs, and then held on late, to earn the win and leave Garcia's disastrous outing as a footnote. Through 14 starts, the 30-year-old is 2-5 with a decent 4.03 ERA that was almost a full run better before his last two turns in the rotation. A date with the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday should cure what ails for the lefty.
Jun 23 - 1:21 AM

Jaime Garcia allowed six runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Marlins.

Garcia was actually pitching pretty well until the fifth inning, when things fell apart quickly. He left in line for his sixth loss -- and what would have been his third in a row -- before the Braves came back to tie and eventually win the game in extras. Losses aside, Garcia had really been rolling coming into Saturday's game, having rattled off five straight quality starts, so for now it appears that the stumble was just that. Garcia will carry a 3.59 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into a Thursday matchup with the Giants.
Jun 17 - 10:36 PM

Jaime Garcia struck out nine over seven innings while taking the loss in Sunday's defeat at the hands of the Mets.

Garcia scattered seven hits and walked two over his seven innings of work. While he pitched well enough for the win, solitary runs allowed in the first and third innings proved enough for the Mets to deny him victory in what ended as a 2-1 game in New York's favor. Garcia has pitched well overall this season and will carry a 3.16 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into a home start against the Marlins when he next toes the rubber.
Jun 11 - 4:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Jaime Garcia
3R.A. Dickey
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson