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Yankees pitching prospect Deivi Garica lasted just two innings in Thursday's start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, giving up five runs on five hits.
Garcia has been a top-100 prospect for a couple of years now, but he has continued to struggle recently. The young righty is still worth rostering in all dynasty leagues, but fantasy managers shouldn't count on him for high-end 2021 production.
After Saturday's game, the Yankees sent Deivi García back down to Triple-A. García threw 88 pitches with four earned runs, five hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in 4.1 innings.
In two starts this season, García pitched 8.1 innings with a 6.48 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. Meanwhile, in Triple-A, García has a 5.17 ERA in 15.2 innings. However, he's struggling with the walks evidenced by a 17.4% walk rate.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says RHP Deivi Garcia will make a start this weekend.
Boone adds that this was planned before the news of Corey Kluber's injury was revealed. Garcia hasn't had much success this season, so he isn't really a streaming option despite the strong matchup against Detroit.
Deivi Garcia gave up two runs on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts over four innings on Monday as the Yankees lost to the Orioles by a 4-2 score.
Garcia was optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site after Monday's start against the Orioles, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. He should get another opportunity to pitch for the Yankees but for now should be left on the waiver wire.
The Yankees plan on starting Deivi García on Monday against the Orioles.
With the Yankees playing seven games this week, García could be in line for a two-start week against the Orioles and the Tigers. In 2020, García had a 4.98 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 22.6% strikeout rate, and 4.1% walk rate in 34.1 innings. He's worth picking up on waivers this week given his upside even if they limit his innings to start the season.