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Jarlin Garcia's x-rays came back negative, showing no structural damage to his shin.
"Jarlin the Marlin" was forced to leave Thursday's game after being hit by a line drive. While the test results provided good news, he'll probably be dealing with a nasty bruise and may need a trip to the disabled list.
Jarlin Garcia has been removed from the starting rotation and will work out of the bullpen for the foreseeable future.
Garcia started the season off with great results but poor underlying numbers, all of which caught up to him over his recent starts. He's a 5.00+ ERA pitcher if he's left in the rotation long term, certainly not someone the Marlins need to build around. Elieser Hernandez is starting on Wednesday, but there are rumors that Sandy Alcantara may be joining the Marlins rotation soon.
Jarlin Garcia allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts over six innings against the Braves.
It marked the second game in a row in which Garcia allowed three homers. He continues to sport useful fantasy ratios, but he lacks strikeout upside and his peripherals point to negative regression. Tread lightly.
Jarlin Garcia lost his first game of the season Monday, allowing seven earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings. It was easily the worst outing of the season for the young left-hander, and the loss was his first.
The seven runs Garcia allowed on Monday are more than he allowed in all of his other starts and appearances combined. His ERA jumped from 1.09 to 2.68 due to the bad outing, though he was never expected to keep up that pace for an extended period of time. He is currently scheduled the Atlanta Braves and top pitching prospect Mike Soroka at home in his next start.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jarlin Garcia was excellent again on Tuesday against the Phillies, tossing six innings while allowing just one run.
Garcia started the season in the bullpen, but in his four starts since joining the rotation, he has allowed just two runs in 23 innings. He won't keep up this elite performance, but he's a good bet to remain a solid 3/4 as the season goes on. He's worth a look in deeper mixed leagues while he's hot.