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Nationals infielder Luis Garcia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The homer was his second of the season.
Garcia has appeared in 27 games for the Nationals this season, batting .284 with 11 runs scored, two home runs, 10 RBI, and one stolen base. He is still just 20 years old and was not known for his bat in the minor leagues, so inconsistent production is to be expected.
Luis Garcia was a last-minute scratch on Monday as he attempts to avoid the IL with a heel injury. He is considered day-to-day. Expect the Nationals to update his status as the situation develops.
Garcia is slashing .293/.321/.387 in 75 at-bats for the Nationals this season. He typically bats in the bottom third of the line-up and does not offer much home run or steal potential. Still, Garcia is one of the Nationals' best prospects and at 20 years old, he is the youngest player in the big leagues this season. Owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues can leave him on the Waiver Wire for now.
According to Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post, Luis Garcia is dealing with a bruised heel. He is currently day-to-day and will be re-evaluated on Monday.
In 2020, Garcia has one home run, nine runs, eight RBI, and one steal with a .293 batting average. Through seven games in September, Garcia logged two doubles, zero home runs, three runs, and three RBI with a .375 batting average. Hopefully, the heel injury isn't serious.
Nationals infielder Luis Garcia went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. The steal was the first of his young career.
Garcia is off to a strong start to his young career. Through 11 games, he is batting .317 with six runs scored, one home run, five RBI, and one stolen base.
Nationals infielder Luis Garcia went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his first of the season and the first of his young career.
Garcia became the first player born in the 2000s to homer in an MLB game on Monday. He is filling in for the injured Starlin Castro and should continue to see regular playing time at second base in Castro's absence.