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Yimi Garcia | Relief Pitcher | #63

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Yimi Garcia will earn $630,000 in his one-year contract with the Dodgers.
The two sides avoided arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year contract, but financial terms were not disclosed at the time. Garcia is expected to be ready for the start of spring training after missing the entire 2017 season following Tommy John surgery. Mon, Dec 4, 2017 07:34:00 PM

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Dodgers and RHP Yimi Garcia avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financial details of the deal aren't known. Garcia, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time, missed all of 2017 following Tommy John surgery but is expected to be ready for spring training.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Yimi Garcia from the 60-day disabled list.

Garcia missed all of the 2017 season following Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be ready to go for spring training.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Yimi Garcia played catch Monday for the first time since Tommy John surgery.

Garcia had the reconstructive elbow procedure last October and will miss the entire 2017 season. The reliever should be 100 percent for Opening Day in 2018.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 02:00:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Yimi Garcia on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Garcia is being shifted over to the 60-day DL in order to free up a roster spot for Sergio Romo. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in October, Garcia is expected to miss the entirety of the 2017 campaign.
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 06:18:00 PM

The Dodgers are expected to move Yimi Garcia (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list.

The move will be made once Sergio Romo's contract is made official, as it will clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Garcia had Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in October and will miss the entire 2017 season.
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 03:22:00 PM

The Dodgers announced Thursday that Yimi Garcia underwent Tommy John surgery on his elbow on October 27.

He'll miss the entire 2017 season as a result. It's brutal news for Garcia, who only pitched only 8 1/3 innings in the majors this year and missed long stretches of time with a biceps injury and eventually knee surgery. Prior to getting hurt he was emerging as a viable late-inning reliever with high strikeout rates and low walk rates. He had a 3.34 ERA and 68/10 K/BB ratio in 56 2/3 innings in 2015. The good news is that he's just 26 years old, so he'll have an opportunity to bounce back.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Yimi Garcia from the 60-day disabled list.

It was a procedural move. Garcia missed most of the year with a right biceps injury and underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in September.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 08:58:00 AM

Yimi Garcia recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

He needed to have a small bone fragment removed from his knee. Garcia was already out for the year with a biceps injury so this ultimately won't have much of an impact on his status. It's unclear if Garcia will be ready for spring training, though that's obviously the hope.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 11:33:00 PM

Yimi Garcia (biceps) is scheduled to pitch in his second minor league rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday.

Garcia will start the game and work two innings. He'll need quite a few appearances before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Dodgers bullpen. The Dodgers believe that Garcia, who's expected to return in mid-August, can be an impact addition down the stretch.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Yimi Garcia (biceps) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

He's expected to pitch one inning in what will be his first meaningful appearance since late April. Garcia boasts a 3.12 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 81/12 K/BB ratio through 75 career major league innings and is capable of providing a sneaky boost for the Los Angeles bullpen down the stretch.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 07:13:00 PM

Yimi Garcia (biceps) resumed throwing off a mound this past week.

Garcia has been out since late April while battling a right biceps ailment that's resulted in numbness in his pitching arm. There's no timetable for his return.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 10:07:00 AM

Dodgers transferred RHP Yimi Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Julio Urias. Garcia remains out indefinitely while recovering from numbness in his pitching arm.
Fri, May 27, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Yimi Garcia (biceps) still hasn't been cleared for any activity.

Manager Dave Roberts said the Dodgers are "beside ourselves on the lack of progress." Garcia went on the disabled list with what appeared to be a pretty routine biceps injury last month but is still no closer to making his return. Garcia had a respectable 3.24 ERA in nine appearances before getting hurt.
Sat, May 14, 2016 08:00:00 PM

Yimi Garcia (biceps) has yet to resume throwing.

Garcia has been out for over two weeks with numbness in his pitching arm. It's unclear when he might be able to throw again.
Sun, May 8, 2016 11:42:00 AM

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