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Greg Garcia | Third Baseman | #35

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 7 (0) / STL
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Greg Garcia hit a two-run homer in the Cardinals' loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.
His drive to right off Marlins starter Jose Urena in the bottom of the fifth inning gave the Cardinals their only runs of the game. Garcia is batting .220/.347/.301 with two home runs and eight RBI in 67 games this season. He started at third base on Tuesday, with Matt Carpenter drawing the nod at second. Jul 4 - 5:39 PM

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Greg Garcia went 1-for-2 and drove home a pair of runs on Sunday as the Cardinals came from behind to beat the Pirates.

Garcia got the start at third base in this one and got the Cardinals on the board with a two-run single off of Chad Kuhl in the second inning. It has been a rough go of it at the plate this season for Garcia, slashing .204/.328/.272 with one homer and five RBI.
Jun 25 - 11:46 PM

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

Garcia came through with a solo home run off German Marquez with one out in the sixth inning to draw the Cardinals within 4-2. It was an absolute monster shot, traveling an estimated 462 feet to right. The Rockies managed to hang onto the lead through to the end of the contest, though. In 70 at-bats, the 27-year-old infielder is hitting .261/.370/.362 with one homer and three RBI. Even with the ball launched into orbit off his bat on Sunday, there is no fantasy intrigue here.
May 28 - 6:18 PM

Greg Garcia entered Saturday's game against the Giants and he finished 3-for-4 with a double.

Garcia was forced into action when Kolten Wong (elbow) left with discomfort in his left elbow. If Wong is forced to miss time then Garcia might see regular starts, either at the hot corner or second base.
May 21 - 1:18 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Jose Martinez
2Luke Voit
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Breyvic Valera
SS1Paul DeJong
2Alex Mejia
3Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Harrison Bader
3Magneuris Sierra
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Michael Wacha
5Luke Weaver
6John Gant
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Juan Nicasio
2Tyler Lyons
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6John Brebbia
7Zach Duke
8Sam Tuivailala
9Ryan Sherriff
10Jack Flaherty
11Sandy Alcantara
12Joshua Lucas
13Trevor Rosenthal