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Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Jarlin Garcia won't throw for at least several weeks due to left arm tightness.
Garcia exited Saturday's outing early due to tightness in his arm and it appears the injury is going to sideline him for quite some time despite tests on his elbow and shoulder coming back clean. It's certainly a rarity to see Garcia hit the injured list as he has made at least 53 appearances in each of the last three full seasons including 58 in each of the last two. Garcia turned in a 3.74 ERA across 65 innings with the Giants last season as his absence represents a significant blow for the Pirates bullpen.
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jarlin Garcia left Saturday's outing due to left arm tightness.
Garcia signed with the Pirates this winter following a fantastic three-year run with the San Francisco Giants. The southpaw turned in a 2.84 ERA across 135 appearances in that time while he's pitched to a 3.02 ERA or better in three of the last four seasons. A model of health over his career, it's certainly rare to see him leave an outing even if it's a precautionary measure.
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.