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Yimi Garcia | Relief Pitcher | #63

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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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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. May 14 - 8:00 PM

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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.
May 8 - 11:42 AM

Dodgers placed RHP Yimi Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with right biceps soreness.

Garcia said his arm "feels asleep" from the top of his bicep all the way down to his wrist. Fortunately the team's medical staff doesn't believe he'll need an MRI. Zach Lee was called up to replace him in the Dodgers' bullpen. Garcia pitched nine of the Dodgers' first 17 games, compiling a 3.24 ERA over 8 1/3 innings.
Apr 23 - 6:47 PM

Yimi Garcia was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rockies with an apparent arm injury.

It's unclear exactly what the injury is that he sustained at this point, but Garcia was seen shaking his arm after throwing his final pitch. The Dodgers should have an update on his status after the conclusion of Saturday's game.
Apr 22 - 11:58 PM

Yimi Garcia (knee) will return to Cactus League action on Sunday.

Garcia hasn't pitched in a week due to a minor knee injury, but he was cleared to return after throwing a bullpen session Saturday with no issues. He'll be used in middle relief by the Dodgers this season.
Mar 27 - 2:56 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP Yimi Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Garcia will function as additional bullpen depth for the Dodgers over the final month of the season. He owns a 3.55 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 58/9 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings for the Dodgers this season.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 06:52:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Garcia has a solid 3.55 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 58/9 K/BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings this year out of the Dodgers' bullpen. He should be back up when rosters expand in September.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 02:16:00 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP Yimi Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Garcia boasts a nifty 54/9 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief frames this season, but he's been scored upon in four out of his last five appearances with the big club. He'll be used in low-leverage situations for now.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He's making room for Mat Latos on the roster. Garcia was scored upon in four out of his last five appearances.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 12:40:00 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP Yimi Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Garcia was sent down earlier this month after going through a rough patch. He's getting another shot despite allowing four runs in his 3 1/3 innings for Oklahoma City.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 12:01:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The 24-year-old, once closing games for the Dodgers, allowed runs in each of his last four appearances with the club prior to being optioned. Most recently, Garcia threw 43 pitches in Monday's win over the Phillies, likely the reason the team needed to get fresh arms in. Garcia has loads of talent, though, and his stay in Triple-A should be a short one.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 07:47:00 PM

Yimi Garcia, making his first major league start, gave up two runs in two innings but got a no-decision as the Dodgers eventually overcame the Phillies on Monday.

Garcia allowed a two-run home run to Freddy Galvis in the second inning, accounting for the damage. It was one of four hits he allowed while walking none and striking out two. The Dodgers were hurting for rotation help, but Garcia will likely head back to the bullpen after this.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 02:41:00 AM

Yimi Garcia will start Monday's game versus the Phillies.

Eric Surkamp had been expected to get the call, but he'll instead follow Garcia in what will be a bullpen game. Garcia hasn't started a game since 2011 in rookie ball.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 05:24:00 PM

Yimi Garcia blew a save against the Rockies on Thursday by coughing up a three-run homer to Carlos Gonzalez in the ninth inning.

The Dodgers lost 5-4. This was Garcia's second straight blown save, an unfortunate turn of events for the 24-year-old. Kenley Jansen is due back soon, but Don Mattingly was hoping to ease him back into things, providing Garcia an extended ninth inning look if he ran with the opportunity. Seeing as though Garcia's ERA has spiked from 0.63 to 3.38 in his past two opportunities, Mattingly might be forced to accelerate Jansen's timetable.
Fri, May 15, 2015 02:49:00 AM

Yimi Garcia blew the save against the Marlins on Monday, but the Dodgers still found a way to win.

Garcia had been rock solid for the Dodgers coming into the night, so it's hard to ding him too hard for a horrific outing. Protecting a one-run lead, he issued a one-out walk to Marcell Ozuna before serving up a two-run home run to Christian Yelich. He wasn't done, giving up back-to-back singles following the homer, then walking Ichiro Suzuki before he was pulled. Following the outing, Garcia has a 1.80 ERA with a 24/6 K/BB ratio in 15 innings. Manager Don Mattingly said that Kenley Jansen, due to return from the disabled list soon, won't immediately reclaim his role as the team's closer, so Garcia could still see a handful more save opportunities. Fantasy owners shouldn't dump him yet.
Tue, May 12, 2015 01:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Luis Avilan
12Chin-Hui Tsao