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Greg Garcia | Third Baseman | #35

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 7 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Greg Garcia had an RBI double in Tuesday's victory over the Pirates.
Garcia was thrown out while trying to stretch his double into a triple, but his two-bagger in the fifth inning that plated Jose Martinez turned out to be the winning run. The 27-year-old has started three straight games -- one at second base and the last two at third base -- and is arguably the Cardinals' best option at the hot corner right now. He's sporting a .435 on-base percentage in the early going after putting up a .393 OBP last season. Apr 18 - 11:45 PM

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Greg Garcia tripled and doubled twice Wednesday in the win over the Nationals.

The underappreciated Garcia has hit .261/.377/.366 in 303 major league at-bats, playing a perfectly solid shortstop in the process. He'd likely be an upgrade in a starting role for several teams, but on the Cardinals, he's going to continue to be treated as a sixth infielder.
Mar 22 - 4:03 PM

Greg Garcia (knee) went 1-for-3 in his return to the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday.

Garcia had been dealing with some knee soreness, but it's apparently not a serious thing. The utility infielder has batted .259/.373/.357 in 80 games this season.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 08:43:00 AM

Greg Garcia is day-to-day with knee soreness.

Garcia is not in the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday and the discomfort could limit his ability to play shortstop over the next few days or even weeks. Jedd Gyorko is at short for St. Louis on Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 07:31:00 PM

Greg Garcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

Garcia homered off recently-acquired starter Andrew Cashner in the third inning. He also struck out twice on the afternoon. The 26-year-old infielder has done a nice when given the opportunity this season and is slashing .296/.423/.435 with seven doubles, three homers and 13 RBI over 115 at-bats.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Greg Garcia homered, drew two walks, and two runs scored Friday against the Nationals.

Garcia, who was called up on Thursday, got the chance to start at third base and hit leadoff with Matt Carpenter away on paternity leave. The 26-year-old has made the most out of his limited opportunities in the majors, but he’ll likely head back down to Triple-A when Carpenter is ready to return.
Fri, May 27, 2016 09:56:00 PM

Cardinals recalled INF Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis.

Garcia will give the Cardinals infield depth while Matt Carpenter spends the weekend away on paternity leave. Garcia has a cool .811 career OPS in the major leagues and he's 6-for-10 with St. Louis in 2016, but the 26-year-old isn't going to play enough to carry fantasy relevance.
Thu, May 26, 2016 12:24:00 PM

Cardinals optioned INF Greg Garcia to Triple-A Memphis.

The move clears room for Ruben Tejada, who will join the Cardinals in a utility-infield role on Monday. Aledmys Diaz should be the primary starter at shortstop. Garcia was 6-for-10 with four walks in two weeks with St. Louis and will probably have a few more stays on the big league bench throughout the course of the summer.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 01:32:00 PM

Greg Garcia has been battling a sore knee.

It could affect his claim to a spot on the Opening Day roster. Garcia has been getting some starts at shortstop this spring as the Cardinals try to figure out how to replace Jhonny Peralta (thumb) for what could be the entire first half. The 26-year-old Garcia is probably not going to be fantasy relevant either way.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 11:38:00 AM

Greg Garcia collected hits in all three of his at-bats Sunday against the Marlins.

While everyone was focusing on Jedd Gyorko and Aledmys Diaz, Garcia might actually have been the Cardinals' best option to start at shortstop with Jhonny Peralta out. Of course, it's all moot now with Ruben Tejada in camp. Garcia still could help as a utilityman if there's room for him. He hit .294/.391/.364 with 16 steals in Triple-A last year and .240/.337/.387 in 75 at-bats in the majors.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 04:42:00 PM

Cardinals recalled INF Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis.

Garcia has picked up seven hits in 20 at-bats in his brief time in the majors this season. He could be given a start or two soon as the Cards look to rest the struggling Kolten Wong.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Cardinals optioned INF Greg Garcia to Triple-A Memphis.

Garcia has picked up seven hits in 20 at-bats in his brief stints with the big club but has found playing time hard to come by. He'll be back in September, if not sooner.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 01:05:00 PM

Cardinals recalled INF Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis.

Garcia has impressed in limited action this season with the Cardinals, but he probably won't ever play enough on the St. Louis infield to carry NL-only fantasy value.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 02:54:00 PM

Cardinals optioned INF Greg Garcia to Triple-A Memphis.

The 25-year-old has impressed in his limited time with the Cardinals this season, slashing .417/.462/.750 with a homer in 12 at-bats. He'll continue to function as organizational infield depth and should get another opportunity with the Cardinals soon enough.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Greg Garcia delivered a pinch-hit game-tying solo homer Friday against the Cubs.

Garcia took Pedro Strop deep to leadoff the bottom of the eighth inning for his first major league home run. The Cardinals went on to win the game in the 10th inning. Garcia didn't have a home run in 61 games at Triple-A this season, but he was batting .313 with a .405 on-base percentage. He was recently called up to serve as a backup infielder.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 12:31:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6John Gant
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Miguel Socolovich
9Sam Tuivailala
10Zach Duke