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71 Christian Garcia RP
Height/Weight: 6-5/230 | Birthdate: 8/24/1985 | Birthplace: Miami, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: No College | MLB Experience: 1 | Salary: $491,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 1242.00
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Nationals demote seven to minors


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Veteran reliever Ross Ohlendorf headlines a group of Nationals sent to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday. The others are shortstop Zach Walters, catcher Jhonatan Solano and pitcher Christian Garcia. Dispatched to minor league camp were pitcher Manny Delcarmen , first baseman Brock Peterson and second baseman Will Rhymes were optioned to minor league camp.

Ohlendorf had experienced back spasms this spring that have limited him to one inning in which he surrendered two runs on four hits.


Christian Garcia enters spring training healthy


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia is healthy heading into spring training after missing most of 2013 with forearm and hamstring injuries, MASNsports.com reports.

Garcia made his MLB debut in 2012, when he surrendered three earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out 15 in 12 2/3 innings. He also enjoyed a banner season in the minors that year, going 2-1 with a 0.86 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 66:17 K:BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse.

However, the 2013 season was a lost one for Garcia, who pitched just 13 1/3 innings across three minor-league levels while battling various injuries. The reliever will be battling this spring for a spot in the team's opening day bullpen.


Christian Garcia begins new rehab assignment


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Nationals reliever Christian Garcia, who is dealing with issues to his arm, hamstring and shoulder, started a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg Friday, MLB.com reports.

Garcia, who has dealth with continued setbacks during his recovery, is unlikely to return to the team this season. He impressed Washington brass last year with a 2.13 ERA over 12 2/3 innings.

Christian Garcia's recovery hits another snag


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) Nationals reliever Christian Garcia's bad luck continues, as he recently suffered a hamstring injury. Garcia has been recovering from a partially torn right forearm tendon that has kept him in recovery all season.

Garcia suffered the setback early in July, and it is unclear when he will be able to return to the mound. His recovery already has been through a number of setbacks, including shoulder soreness. 


Christian Garcia starts rehab again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Nationals reliever Christian Garcia tossed a scoreless inning Tuesday for Triple-A Syracuse, as he restarted his minor-league rehab assignment. Garcia struck out two batters and allowed one hit, in his first appearance since having his rehab shut down nearly two weeks ago due to lingering issues in his shoulder. 

Christian Garcia restarting rehab process


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2013) Nationals reliever Christian Garcia is set to restart his minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse, according to The Washington Post.

Garcia was previously shut down from his rehab assignment two weeks ago due to soreness in his shoulder. It is not clear how many more appearances the team wants from him before considering bringing him off the disabled list. 


Christian Garcia shut down from rehab


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2013) Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia (shoulder, forearm) has been shut down from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse, MLB.com reports. 

Garcia is dealing with shoulder issues and will receive treatment and get rest as precautionary measures. Washington wants Garcia to be able to make four or five consecutive rehab outings before he'll even think of coming off the DL. 


Nationals shift Christian Garcia to 60-day DL


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) The Nationals have shifted pitcher Christian Garcia to the 60-day disabled list, MLB.com reports Wednesday. Garcia has yet to pitch this season, so he will still be eligible to return upon the completion of his rehab assignment. He owns a 2.57 ERA and eight strikeouts in seven rehab innings between Double-A and Triple-A.

Christian Garcia's rehab moved up to Triple-A


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2013) The Nationals have moved rehabbing reliever Christian Garcia up to Triple-A Syracuse, The Washington Post reports. Garcia has been dealing with a forearm injury since spring training. He's likely about a week away from returning to the Nationals bullpen.

Christian Garcia rehabbing at Double-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2013) Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia (forearm) has made two rehab appearances for Double-A Harrisburg. He is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA through two innings.

Christian Garcia feels '100 percent'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2013) Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia told MLB.com his forearm is "100 percent" after pitching an inning in an extended spring game Thursday.

Garcia is expected to join Double-A Harrisburg next week to start on his rehab assignment. He will be used as a reliever in the minors, though there was talk in spring training of him becoming a starter.

Christian Garcia to join Double-A Harrisburg this weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2013) Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia, who is working his way back from a partially torn tendon in his forearm, is expected to join Double-A Harrisburg this weekend, according to MLB.com. Garcia will be used as a reliever in the minors.

Christian Garcia throwing from mound


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2013) Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia, who has missed the season with a partially torn tendon in his forearm, is throwing off a mound in Viera, Fla., The Washington Post reports. The Nationals plan to stretch him out as a starting pitcher.

"The plan hasn’t changed since spring training," general manager Mike Rizzo told the Post. "He’s just beginning spring training now. He’s on the mound. He’s throwing fastballs. It will take a couple days. It’s still his spring training ramp-up."

Garcia should be ready to join a minor-league team by late May or early June.


Christian Garcia not throwing from mound


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2013) Nationals manager Davey Johnson told MLB.com that reliever Christian Garcia is doing well in his recovery from strained tendon in his right forearm, but he has yet to throw off a mound.

Garcia has been out since the spring due to the injury, and has been doing long toss for more than two weeks without progressing to the mound. The team does not have a timeline for his return, but there was speculation in spring training that the team hopes he can stretch out as a starter once healed. 


Christian Garcia throws from 60 feet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2013) Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia threw from 60 feet at Nationals Park Wednesday. 

Garcia has been sitting out with a partially torn tendon in his forearm. It was the first time he's thrown in a month and a half. Garcia hopes to rejoin the team near the end of the month. The Nationals would like him to be stretched out as a starter.


Christian Garcia throws from 60 feet


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2013) Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia (forearm) threw from 60 feet Wednesday, according to The Washington Post. Garcia will report to the team's spring complex in Florida Friday.

Garcia was cleared to throw for the first time in more than a month. Garcia hopes to be back on the mound by the end of the month. The plan is for the Nationals to stretch out Garcia as a starter once he's healthy.

"It feels great," Garcia said of right forearm.


Christian Garcia stepping up in rehab


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2013) After being cleared to resume throwing a day earlier, Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia (forearm) advanced from 45 to 60 feet in his program Monday, MLB.com reports. Garcia, on the disabled list with a right forearm tendon injury, is scheduled to continue his throwing program at the team's spring training site Friday.

"It went really well. I couldn’t have done any better," Garcia said about Monday's session. "The ball came out of my hand well."


Christian Garcia cleared to throw


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2013) Nationals reliever Christian Garcia, on the 15-day DL with a partially torn tendon in his right forearm, was cleared to resume throwing Sunday, according to the Washington Post.

Garcia played catch for the first time in over a month since suffering the injury. He threw from 45 feet Sunday without any setbacks and is expected to start throwing from 60 feet Monday.

Christian Garcia on track to start throwing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2013) Nationals reliever Christian Garcia (forearm) is scheduled to meet with doctors in Washington D.C. Wednesday, according to the Washington Times. Manager Davey Johnson said Garcia, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, is on track to start throwing Monday.

Christian Garcia to DL, Carlos Rivero to minors


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2013) The Nationals placed reliever Christian Garcia (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and outrighted infielder Carlos Rivero to Triple-A Syracuse.

Garcia's move was retroactive to March 22.

Christian Garcia likely headed to DL


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2013) Nationals manager Davey Johnson confirmed Friday there is "no possibility" that pitcher Christian Garcia (forearm) will be ready for opening day, The Washington Post reports. Garcia said this week he experienced slight improvement with his right forearm injury but will visit a specialist in Baltimore on Sunday for further examination.

Garcia was one of the team's most impressive call-ups at the end of last year. But he has been restricted from throwing for nearly a month and is likely to miss the first few weeks of the season while he regains his lost arm strength. "We'll probably keep him [in extended spring training] once he starts throwing, see where he’s at," Johnson said. "He’s champing at the bit."


Garcia's health status improves


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2013) Nationals relief pitcher Christian Garcia said Monday his right forearm is pain free and could be ready for the start of the regular season, MLB.com reports. Garcia, who has been out since mid-February with the nagging issue, is scheduled to play catch on Sunday, but there is no timetable for his Grapefruit League debut. "I feel great, I feel positive. I've felt positive the whole time," he said. "I knew it would go away. I finally don't feel anything. I'm ready to go back in there."

Garcia unlikely for opening day


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2013) The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Nationals reliever Christian Garcia’s chances of being ready for opening day are “dismal”, after the team revealed it’s plans for his recovery from a partially torn forearm tendon. Garcia is expected to begin throwing March 17, and could need up to a month to get his arm strength back. According to the report, Garcia may not be ready to throw in a game until mid-April, though the team has not made that official.

Garcia has partial tendon tear


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2013) Washington reliever Christian Garcia (forearm) will continue to be shut down by the Nationals for at least another week after he was diagnosed with a partial tendon tear in his right forearm, reports the Washington Post Sunday. This puts Garcia's availability for opening day in question.

Garcia could miss two weeks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2013) The Nationals announced Sunday pitcher Christian Garcia could be out as long as two weeks with a right forearm injury, manager Davey Johnson said. Garcia said his forearm is feeling better and he hopes to resume baseball activities within five days.