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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Shifts to 60-day IL

    The Astros transferred Garcia (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Garcia isn't expected to return to the Astros until midseason after undergoing Tommy John surgery last May, so his move to the 60-day IL doesn't affect his timeline. He will temporarily give up his spot on the 40-man roster to make room for Cooper Hummel, who was claimed off waivers from the Giants in a corresponding move. Per MLB.com, manager Joe Espada said that Garcia was able to take a major step forward in his recovery from Tommy John surgery Monday, when he threw a 15-pitch bullpen session. Garcia will likely increase the volume and intensity of his side sessions over the next few weeks before advancing to facing hitters in live batting practice.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Throws bullpen session

    Garcia (elbow) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Monday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    Astros manager Joe Espada proclaimed Garcia ahead of schedule after the session. While certainly good to hear, the right-hander will still almost surely be sidelined at least until around midseason while recovering from last May's Tommy John surgery.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Goes on injured list

    The Astros placed Garcia (elbow) on the 15-day injured list Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Garcia will be a candidate to shift to the 60-day IL when the Astros need a 40-man roster spot. He's expected to be out until around midseason while working his way back from May 2023 Tommy John surgery.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Settles with Houston

    The Astros and Garcia (elbow) avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.875 million contract Thursday, Ari Alexander of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    It was the right-hander's first year of arbitration eligibility. Garcia underwent Tommy John surgery in May and will be on the shelf until at least around midseason.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Goes through workout

    Garcia (elbow) went through pitchers' fielding practice with his Astros teammates during the club's pre-ALDS workout Thursday, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Since he's less than five months removed from Tommy John surgery, Garcia wasn't allowed to participate in the throwing portion of PFPs. The right-hander is slated to be sidelined at least until around midseason of next year.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Pushed to 60-day IL

    The Astros transferred Garcia (elbow) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday.

    The transaction is merely a procedural move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Grae Kessinger, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Sugar Land ahead of Monday's game in Toronto. Garcia will miss the remainder of the 2023 season and likely a large portion of the 2024 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow May 19.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Garcia underwent Tommy John surgery Friday as scheduled.

    It was announced earlier this month that Garcia would require the reconstructive elbow procedure and miss the remainder of the 2023 season. Given the usual 14-16 month recovery timeline, he probably won't throw another pitch in a major-league game until at least the 2024 All-Star Game, if not later. The 27-year-old is under Houston's control through 2026.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Will undergo Tommy John surgery

    The Astros announced Friday that Garcia will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and miss the remainder of the 2023 season.

    Garcia ends his season with a 2-2 record, 4.00 ERA and 31:10 K:BB over six starts. The right-hander left Monday's outing against the Giants after just eight pitches, and further evaluation determined that the operation was necessary. The earliest he could rejoin the Astros' rotation is likely next summer. In the meantime, Houston may be scrambling to reinforce the big-league staff, although there is a chance Lance McCullers (forearm) could return within the next month.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Undergoing further evaluation

    Astros manager Dusty Baker told reporters after Tuesday's game that Garcia's MRI on his right elbow is undergoing further evaluation by doctors, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Baker told reporters that they expected to have more clarity on Garcia's status this weekend. The right-hander was placed on the 15-day injured list with discomfort in his right elbow after leaving Monday's start against the Giants just eight pitches in. Garcia is going to miss at least two weeks while recovering, but fantasy GMs will have a better idea on whether this is a long-term injury in the next couple of days.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Placed on injured list

    The Astros placed Garcia on the 15-day injured list Tuesday due to right elbow discomfort, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Garcia was pulled from his last start Monday just eight pitches into the game. The 26-year-old righty is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday evening, but the team apparently feels his injury is significant enough to warrant a trip to the injured list anyway. Matt Gage was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land in a corresponding move.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: No timetable for return

    Astros manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Garcia (elbow) is without a timeline to return from the 15-day injured list, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Baker also said that the team doesn't have a plan as of yet for who will replace Garcia in the rotation while he's on the shelf. The Astros won't need a fifth starter until May 9, so it's possible the team will go with a four-man rotation until making a decision. Garcia will be out at least two weeks while dealing with elbow discomfort, and a more concrete timetable should be presented after the results of his MRI are available.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Headed for further testing

    Garcia is scheduled to undergo an MRI after leaving his start Monday against the Giants in the first inning with a right elbow injury, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Garcia's latest outing lasted only eight pitches, as he was in obvious discomfort early on before he was pulled from the contest. The team should have more information to share on the severity of the injury once his MRI results come in.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Exits with injury

    Garcia left Monday's start against the Giants due to right elbow discomfort after throwing eight pitches, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Garcia was unable to record an out before the training staff was sent out to the mound. The extent of the injury is unclear at this time, though he's likely headed for further evaluation. Brandon Bielak replaced Garcia and will likely be asked to eat up at least a few innings.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Blanks Tampa Bay

    Garcia (2-2) earned the win Tuesday, allowing three hits and two walks over six scoreless innings in a 5-0 win over Tampa Bay. He struck out seven.

    Garcia hasn't allowed a run over his last two starts, striking out 16 in that span, after starting the year 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in his first three outings. It certainly appears that his early season struggles are behind him, as the 26-year-old righty lowered his ERA to 4.00 with a 1.26 WHIP and 31:10 K:BB after shutting down the first-place Rays on Tuesday. Garcia will look to keep his scoreless streak going in his next start, tentatively lined up to come next week against the Giants.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Pitches gem in first win

    Garcia (1-2) earned his first win of the season in Wednesday's 8-1 victory over the Blue Jays, striking out nine over seven scoreless frames while permitting two hits and one walk.

    The performance was a welcome sight for fantasy managers after Garcia failed to deliver a quality start in any of his first three outings of the season. The right-hander used his cutter effectively, with 19 of the 23 swinging strikes he generated among his 92 pitches coming on that pitch. The 26-year-old now has a 5.14 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 24:8 K:BB over 21 innings for the season and is tentatively slated to face Tampa Bay in his next start.

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  • Astros' Luis Garcia: Tagged with five runs

    Garcia (0-2) allowed five runs on six hits and two walks over five innings Friday, striking out seven and taking a loss against the Rangers.

    The Rangers got to Garcia early with Nathaniel Lowe knocking an RBI double in the first inning followed by Adolis Garcia's two-run shot in the third. Lowe knocked in two more runs during the fifth frame. Garcia has now allowed at least three runs in each of his three starts to begin the year, resulting in an unsightly 7.71 ERA across 14 innings. He forced 12 whiffs Friday, including seven with his cutter. Garcia is lined up for a home start against Toronto next week.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 244 lbs
Birthplace: Bolivar, Venezuela
Age: 27
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R