RP - HOU
Astros reliever Yimi Garcia threw 1.2 perfect innings en route to earning the win against the Angels on Wednesday evening. Houston ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 9-5 in 12 innings.
Garcia is now 4-9 with a 3.76 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and .228 OBA through 59 appearances out of the bullpen this season. 1.2 innings represents Garcia's longest outing of the year.
Astros reliever Yimi Garcia allowed three runs (two earned) in the 10th inning of Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks. His final line included two hits, one homer, one strikeout, and the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 6-4.
Garcia is now 3-9 with a 3.88 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and .231 OBA through 53.1 innings out of the bullpen this season. He has walked 17 batters and struck out 56 along the way. The right-hander owns a poor 6.14 ERA through eight games in the month of September alone.
Reliever Yimi Garcia was hit with the loss in what was a back-and-forth affair between the Astros and Royals on Monday. The Houston hurler allowed two runs on three hits in the eighth inning. He walked zero batters, struck out two, and was hit with the loss. Houston ultimately fell to Kansas City by a score of 7-6.
Following Monday's poor outing, Garcia is now 3-8 with a 3.61 ERA, 1.18 ERA, and .231 OBA through 46 games (42.1 innings) this season. He was reliable in Miami but is averaging 0.5 earned runs per inning through seven games with the Astros since he was dealt at the trade deadline.
The Houston Astros reportedly traded outfielder Bryan De La Cruz to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Yimi Garcia.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the deal is close but not officially complete. If the agreement is completed, the Astros would have added three relievers over the last 24 hours. Garcia is 15-for-17 in save chances, along with a 3.47 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 35 strikeouts over 36 1/3 innings in 2021. His fantasy value would take a hit as he would be used in a high-leverage role with his new team, making him mainly an option in leagues that reward solds (saves and holds).
Craig Mish of Sportsgrid reports Marlins closer Yimi Garcia is "likely to be dealt."
A free agent at the end of 2021, Garcia has earned 15 saves to go along with a 3.47 ERA this year. It's very possible that he would transition to a setup role upon being dealt, so fantasy managers should brace themselves for a potential role change. Anthony Bender could see save opportunities in Miami if Garcia is traded.