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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
39-17 6-4 L1
34-20 6-4 L1
33-23 7-3 W3
28-25 5-5 L1
28-26 3-7 W1

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 2 6.46 30 9 1.56

Top Yimi Garcia News

  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Can't secure save

    Garcia blew the save during Sunday's 10-8 loss to the Mariners, allowing one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two over 1.1 innings.

    Garcia replaced Anthony Bass in a one-run game with two on and two out in the eighth. He got out of the inning by striking out Taylor Trammell, who hit a grand slam earlier in the contest, and he came out for the ninth with Jordan Romano and Erik Swanson presumably unavailable after pitching Friday and Saturday. Garcia walked the leadoff hitter in the ninth and surrendered a two-out, game-tying RBI single to J.P. Crawford before getting out of the frame. It was Garcia's second blown save in as many chances, and he likely won't get many additional opportunities with Romano the team's clear-cut closer.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Collects win after blown save

    Garcia (1-0) gave up two runs on two hits and two walks in the eighth inning of Thursday's 10-9 victory over the Cardinals, getting charged with a blown save but picking up the win.

    Few pitchers on either side fared well in the wild Opening Day contest, but it's noteworthy that Erik Swanson entered the game in fifth inning with the score tied 5-5 while Garcia got the nod in the eighth after the Jays had taken a brief 8-7 lead. If he remains the team's primary setup man in front of closer Jordan Romano, Garcia could top last year's career-high 22 holds, but he'll need to pitch better than he did Thursday to keep the spot.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Gearing up for setup role

    Garcia gave up a hit in a scoreless eighth inning during Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays.

    The right-hander didn't allow a run in two innings while pitching for the Dominican Republic during the WBC, and he's also delivered three clean innings for the Jays in Grapefruit League play. Garcia's combined 2:0 K:BB over that time isn't exactly dominant, but he's still set to be one of the primary setup men for closer Jordan Romano in 2023, and he recorded a career-high 22 holds in that role last year.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Notches first save

    Garcia pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn a save over the Yankees on Saturday.

    Toronto closer Jordan Romano pitched in each of the first two games of the series, so Garcia was given the task of preserving the team's three-run, ninth-inning lead. He threw 17 pitches to retire the side in order and notch his first save of the campaign. Garcia saved 15 games for Miami last season, but Adam Cimber -- who was deployed in the fifth inning Saturday -- has gotten the majority of the closing opportunities when Romano has been unavailable this season.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Collects second win

    Garcia (2-4) picked up the win in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over the Orioles, striking out one in a perfect two-thirds of an inning.

    The right-hander relieved Ross Stripling with one out in the seventh inning of a scoreless tie, and Garcia wound up as the pitcher of record when the Blue Jays offense erupted in the bottom half of the frame. The right-hander continues to work in a setup role for Toronto, and since the All-Star break he has five holds in 10 appearances along with a 2.79 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 10:5 K:BB through 9.2 innings.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Reinstated from injured list

    Garcia (back) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list Friday.

    Garcia struck out two in a perfect inning during his lone rehab appearance at Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, and he'll rejoin the Blue Jays' bullpen ahead of Friday's game against Seattle. The right-hander should reclaim high-leverage duties after he picked up 12 holds in 28 appearances to begin the year.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Clean inning in return

    Garcia threw a perfect sixth inning in Friday's 5-2 extra-innings loss to the Mariners.

    Garcia's first appearance since he returned from a back strain saw him pitch well in a 2-2 contest. The right-hander has mainly worked as a setup man in 2022, logging a 3.29 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 26:5 K:BB with 12 holds, three blown saves and a 1-3 record through 27.1 innings. Garcia should continue to be part of the high-leverage mix for the Blue Jays, though Jordan Romano has shown no signs of relinquishing the closer role.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Rejoins team, not activated

    Garcia (back) is with Toronto for its weekend series at Seattle but has not yet been activated from the injured list, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

    Garcia has been sidelined since June 21 with a back strain and threw one inning in a rehab outing with Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. He could immediately return to a high-leverage role once reinstated, as he recorded 12 holds in 28 appearances prior to being sidelined.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Could join team soon

    Garcia (back) struck out two batters Monday in his rehab appearance for Triple-A Buffalo and could be activated from the 15-day injured list within the next few days, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

    According to Longley, manager Charlie Montoyo was impressed with Garcia's first rehab appearance, and he noted that it's possible Garcia could rejoin the team in Seattle, meaning Monday would serve as his lone outing in the minors. The Blue Jays will likely check in on the right-hander Tuesday to ensure he's feeling strong before making a decision on whether he'll require another appearance in the minors.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Goes out on rehab assignment

    Garcia (back) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Buffalo.

    Garcia landed on the injured list in late June with a sore back, but it did not take him long to recover. Given that he has only been out a couple weeks, he may not need to appear in more than a game or two before rejoining the major-league roster.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Lands on injured list

    Garcia was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday with a left back strain, Arden Zwelling of reports.

    The right-hander was reported to be dealing with discomfort in his left side earlier this week, but the injury has now been diagnosed as a back strain. It's unclear exactly how long Garcia will be sidelined, though he'll be eligible to be reinstated from the injured list July 7. Jeremy Beasley was added to the 26-man roster in a corresponding move.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Battling back inflammation

    Garcia is dealing with lower-back inflammation, Arden Zwelling of reports.

    Reports from earlier in the week indicated Garcia was dealing with discomfort in his left side, but the issue is evidently in his lower back. He tested the injury by throwing some pitches Friday, but the Blue Jays have yet to announce if he's cleared to pitch.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Dealing with left side discomfort

    Garcia wasn't available during Wednesday's win over the White Sox due to left side discomfort, Arden Zwelling of reports.

    Garcia tossed a scoreless inning during Tuesday's win over the White Sox, but he's apparently dealing with a side issue following the outing. The Blue Jays have a scheduled day off Thursday, and the right-hander will be re-evaluated ahead of Friday's series opener against Milwaukee.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Collects first win as Jay

    Garcia (1-3) picked up the win Sunday against the Yankees, striking out three batters over 1.1 perfect innings.

    The right-hander put together one of his most impressive outings of the season against one of the league's most dangerous offenses, and Garcia got rewarded for his efforts in top of the seventh inning when the Blue Jays re-took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame. He has yet to record a hold in June, but the 31-year-old has been scored upon only once in his last 10 appearances, posting a 2.89 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and 14:2 K:BB in 9.1 innings over that stretch.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Saddled with loss Sunday

    Garcia (0-3) took the loss against the Red on Sunday, giving up one run on three hits while striking out one in one inning.

    Things could have been worse for the right-hander, but he still served up a game-winning, solo shot to Joey Votto before escaping the frame. Garcia was brought in to help solidify Toronto's setup crew ahead of closer Jordan Romano, but instead he's supplied a 3.94 ERA and awful 16.4 percent strikeout rate through 16 innings. The 31-year-old does have eight holds in 17 appearances, but he could lose his grip on a high-leverage role if he doesn't turn things around.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Ejected Tuesday

    Garcia was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of reports.

    The right-hander entered with two runners on and immediately surrendered a three-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton, and he was ejected after plunking the next batter, Josh Donaldson, in an 0-1 count. Garcia could face some additional discipline should MLB determine any intent from the hit by pitch.

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  • Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Saddled with loss Monday

    Garcia (0-2) took the loss Monday as the Blue jays were downed 3-2 by the Yankees, allowing one run on two hits over one inning. He struck out one without walking a batter.

    Entering a tie game in the top of the ninth inning, Garcia gave up a couple singles with a stolen base in between to cough up the winning run for the Yankees. The right-hander didn't allow an earned run through his first eight appearances for Toronto, but he's been tagged for five in his last 1.1 innings, leaving him with a 4.82 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and mediocre 6:3 K:BB on the season. Garcia's five holds are tied for the team lead, but he could fall out of a high-leverage role if his struggles continue much longer.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Moca, Dominican Republic
Age: 32
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R