Jaime Garcia
SP ATL
4 days ago

Garcia gave up one run on five hits and a walk while striking out four over 5.2 innings during Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

A Nick Castellanos solo home run in the fourth inning was the only blemish on the lefty's outing. Garcia now has a strong 2.63 ERA through 13.2 spring innings, but his 9:6 K:BB likely offers a better reflection of his fantasy upside in 2017.

Jaime Garcia
SP ATL
2 weeks ago

Garcia allowed two walks and struck out one in three no-hit, shutout innings during Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves are keeping his workload fairly low for now -- pitchers typically go longer than three innings in their third spring starts -- but Garcia seems well on pace to be ready for Opening Day. If the 30-year-old lefty can stay healthy in 2017, he could provide a solid, if low-upside, return on a minimal fantasy investment.

Jaime Garcia
SP ATL
3 weeks ago

Garcia allowed two runs on three hits and two walks over three innings while striking out four in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

He served up a two-run homer to Pittsburgh prospect Austin Meadows in the first inning, but Garcia settled down after that. The veteran lefty will attempt to provide some stability to the Braves' rotation this season, but his injury history suggests the team will need to dip into their farm system to replace Garcia at some point during the season.

Jaime Garcia
SP ATL
4 weeks ago

Garcia has elected not to play for Team Mexico in the WBC to focus on getting ready for the regular season, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was on the fence about accepting the invitation, but finally made his decision Wednesday and notified the Mexican team. Garcia, who gave up a run over two innings against the Yankees in his first Grapefruit League action of the spring Wednesday, will look to stay healthy and make 30 starts for just the third time in his career in 2017.

Jaime Garcia
SP ATL
1 month ago

Garcia looked good Tuesday in a batting practice session as he faced hitters for the first time this spring, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the Braves certainly aren't expecting Garcia to match the 2.43 ERA and 1.05 WHIP he put up in 2015, they are hoping he can improve on last season's 4.67 ERA and 1.37 WHIP -- both career worsts for the left-hander -- while still providing 30 starts, something he hadn't done since 2011 prior to tossing 171.2 innings in 2016. The 30-year-old is in the final year of his current contract, so he'll have plenty of incentive to prove he can be a valuable and reliable member of the Atlanta rotation as he heads into free agency.

Jaime Garcia
SP ATL
4 months ago

Garcia was traded to the Braves Thursday, Mark Saxon of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals have plenty of pitching depth, and given the struggles Garcia incurred last season, the left-hander was deemed expendable by the St. Louis brass. Although Garcia did have a down year in 2016, he did pitch well against left-handed hitters (.246 BAA, 22 percent strikeout rate), which could help him garner a spot in the Braves rotation that is incredibly thin in the southpaw department.

Jaime Garcia
SP ATL
5 months ago

The Cardinals will exercise the $12 million option on Garcia's contract for 2017, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia posted both the worst full-season ERA and WHIP of his career in 2016, but he did start 30 games for just the second time in seven years and does not carry a hefty 2017 salary, so the Cardinals decided to pick up the option on his deal. The team has seven strong contenders for a rotation spot heading into next season, so it remains to be seen if Garcia will be part of the top five, and where he will slot in if he is.

Jaime Garcia
SP ATL
6 months ago

Garcia (10-13) lasted just one inning and allowed two runs on four hits in a loss Monday to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Brandon Phillips stole third base off Garcia, who didn't appear to look him back at all, and that may have been the real reason why Garcia wasn't even allowed back for the second inning -- after all, he threw just 21 pitches, and worse first innings have been endured. Garcia hasn't won a game since Aug. 16; in eight starts since, he has a 7.36 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 0-5 record.

Jaime Garcia
SP ATL
6 months ago

Garcia will re-enter the rotation and start Monday's game against the Reds, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garcia was briefly moved to the bullpen in order to make room in the rotation for top prospect Alex Reyes, but after Luke Weaver's second poor start in a row, the left-hander will step back into the fold. Garcia's ERA in the second half of the season still sits at a paltry 5.43, but the matchup against Cincinnati on Monday does look favorable.

Jaime Garcia
SP ATL
6 months ago

Garcia has been moved to the bullpen, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alex Reyes will take Garcia's spot in the rotation, beginning Sunday in the series finale in San Francisco. Things were trending this way with Garcia struggling yet again Tuesday, failing to complete even two innings as his second-half ERA shot up to 5.65. It's clear he's worn down after failing to reach 130 innings in any of the previous four seasons. His contract includes a $12 million team option for 2017.