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Greg Garcia | Second 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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Cardinals activated INF Greg Garcia from the paternity leave list.
Garcia's first child was born earlier this week. He'll be available off the bench for Thursday's series finale against the Marlins. The 28-year-old has slashed .254/.325/.388 with two homers and 10 RBI this season. Jun 7 - 11:50 AM

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Cardinals placed INF Greg Garcia on the paternity leave list.

Garcia should be back by the weekend. He has posted a .254/.325/.388 batting line in 43 games this season as a utility infielder for St. Louis.
Jun 5 - 3:34 PM

Greg Garcia (back) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday against the Royals.

Garcia left Monday's series opener versus Kansas City with lower back tightness, but it's obviously not a serious ailment. The 28-year-old is splitting time at shortstop with Yairo Munoz while Paul DeJong recovers from a fractured left hand.
May 24 - 8:21 AM

Greg Garcia departed Monday's game against the Royals with lower back tightness.

Garcia remained in the game initially after being checked on following an awkward swing and actually singled in the at-bat before eventually being removed. He should be considered day-to-day.
May 21 - 10:40 PM

Greg Garcia went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Reds.

Both bombs came against left-hander Brandon Finnegan. Garcia also doubled in the ballgame. Speaking of doubling, his OPS before this game was .553 and improved to 1.146 after the game. The veteran is serving as a back-up infielder this year.
Apr 14 - 4:56 PM

Greg Garcia went 2-for-3 and homered off Max Scherzer in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

Garcia remains a solid regular shortstop trapped in a utility role in St. Louis. The power is rare -- he's hit seven homers in 544 major league at-bats -- but his career OBP stands at .372. Unfortunately, he's still not looking at much playing time for the Cardinals unless injuries strike.
Mar 7 - 4:26 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 05:39:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 11:46:00 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.
Sun, May 28, 2017 06:18:00 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.
Sun, May 21, 2017 01:18:00 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.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 11:45:00 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.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 04:03:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Francisco Pena
1B1Jose Martinez
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
2Yairo Munoz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Tommy Pham
2Harrison Bader
RF1Dexter Fowler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Michael Wacha
4Miles Mikolas
5Luke Weaver
6Jack Flaherty
7John Gant
8Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Jordan Hicks
3Luke Gregerson
4Tyler Lyons
5Dominic Leone
6Matt Bowman
7Greg Holland
8Brett Cecil
9Sam Tuivailala
10John Brebbia
11Austin Gomber
12Mike Mayers