Christian Garcia RP WAS 4 Months

Nationals released RHP Christian Garcia.

Garcia shows good stuff when he's managed to stay healthy, but unfortunately that hasn't been often. He was on Triple-A Syracuse's disabled list at the time the Nats cut him loose. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined.

Christian Garcia RP WAS 8 Months

Christian Garcia is entering camp healthy after missing nearly all of last season due to forearm and hamstring injuries.

Garcia has always had ability, which he showed in his brief time with the Nats in 2012, posting a 2.13 ERA and 15/2 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings. He's never been able to stay healthy, but he'll make for an intriguing relief arm for Washington when he's able to toe the rubber.

Christian Garcia RP WAS 12 Months

Nationals activated RHP Christian Garcia from the 60-day disabled list.

Garcia battled multiple injuries throughout the 2013 season. He's expected to be fully healthy next spring and should be a member of the Nats' bullpen in 2014.

Christian Garcia RP WAS Sep 07 '13

Christian Garcia (arm, hamstring, shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.

Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list at the end of March, has dealt with countless setbacks in the recovery process, the most recent of which being a hamstring injury in July. The 28-year-old impressed with the Nats in 2012, posting a 2.13 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 15/2 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings, but has yet to take the field with the team this season.

Christian Garcia RP WAS Jul 10 '13

Christian Garcia injured his hamstring during a rehab appearance Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse.

The guy just can't catch a break. Garcia has been on the disabled list since spring training because of a partial tendon tear in his forearm and later developed some shoulder issues. There is no longer a timetable for his return to the Nationals' bullpen.

Christian Garcia RP WAS Jun 25 '13

Christian Garcia (shoulder, forearm) is scheduled to make an appearance Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse.

Garcia was shut down for a little over a week after experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder. The hard-throwing reliever has been out since spring training because of a partial tendon tear in his forearm. There is no timetable for his arrival in Washington.

Christian Garcia RP WAS Jun 15 '13

Christian Garcia (shoulder, forearm) has been shut down from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse.

Garcia has been dealing with shoulder issues and is expected to receive treatment and be rested as a precautionary measure. The Nationals want Garcia to make four or five straight rehab outings without any problems before returning from the disabled list. Garcia has yet to pitch at the major league level this season due to a partial tendon tear in his forearm. He has a 2.57 ERA and eight strikeouts in seven innings over his first five rehab appearances.

Christian Garcia RP WAS Jun 12 '13

Nationals transferred RHP Christian Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Wednesday's starter, Ross Ohlendorf, on the active roster. Garcia has yet to pitch for the Nationals this season due to a partial tendon tear in his forearm, but he has a 2.57 ERA and eight strikeouts in seven innings over his first five rehab appearances between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse.

Christian Garcia RP WAS Jun 07 '13

Christian Garcia (forearm) has been moved up to Triple-A Syracuse to continue his rehab.

Garcia allowed on earned run while striking out four over four innings for Double-A Harrisburg. Assuming he can avoid setbacks, he should join the Nationals' bullpen before long.

Christian Garcia RP WAS Jun 06 '13

Christian Garcia (forearm) tossed two scoreless innings Wednesday in a rehab appearance at Double-A Harrisburg.

It was Garcia's third rehab appearance and he looked sharp, fanning four batters while allowing only one hit. The right-hander has been out since early in spring training with a partial tendon tear in his right forearm. He could join the Nats' bullpen in a week or so.