Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:33:36 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Christian Garcia (shoulder, hamstring) will not be limited at all this spring. He had an ERA of 2.16 in 8 1/3 innings in the Mexican Winter League this offseason while striking out eight and walking six. The team hasn't told Garcia if he'll be starting or relieving this year, but he thinks he'll be back in the bullpen.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:18:32 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) and RP Christian Garcia (shoulder, forearm) are close to returning. Ramos is targeting a July 4 return and Garcia is currently pitching at Triple-A Syracuse and is four or five outings away from being called up. Manager Davey Johnson is hoping to use Garcia as a long reliever when he returns.
Fantasy Tip: Ramos' return will knock down Kurt Suzuki's playing time. Johnson already is looking forward to having Ramos' bat, which is more of a threat in the lineup than Suzuki's, back.
Fri, 24 May 2013 12:23:04 -0700
Washington Nationals RPs J.C. Romero (shoulder), Bill Bray (shoulder) and Christian Garcia (forearm) are all rehabbing. Romero and Bray landed on the minor league disabled list; Romero with stiffness in his left shoulder and Bray with a shoulder injury. Romero has started a throwing program, but can opt out of his deal if he's not in the majors by June 1. Bray was fixing mechanical issues in the minors before he landed on the DL, but his returns had been positive. Garcia suffered a partially torn tendon in his forearm this spring, but the team's plan to stretch him out has remain unchanged.
Wed, 08 May 2013 19:02:19 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said RP Christian Garcia (forearm) has been throwing fastballs and changeups off of the mound. Garcia will start throwing curveballs Thursday, May 9. Garcia then would throw batting practice and begin a rehab assignment.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 08:23:35 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Christian Garcia (forearm) threw from 45 feet Sunday, March 31, and will throw from 60 feet Monday, April 1. He'll likely need a month to rebuild arm strength.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:02:25 -0700
The Washington Nationals placed RP Christian Garcia (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Friday, March 22, with a right forearm tendon ailment. INF Carlos Rivero was also outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:17:20 -0700
Washington Nationals P Christian Garcia (forearm) will see a specialist Sunday, March 17. The team would still like to stretch him out as a starter. He has no chance to make the team out of spring training.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 07:02:05 -0800
Washington Nationals P Christian Garcia (forearm) has a partial tendon tear in his forearm and will rest a week. His status for Opening Day is in question.
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:25:09 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Christian Garcia (forearm, wrist) will remain shut down for another week. He is still experiencing pain in his right forearm and will continue doing ultrasound and heating the forearm. Garcia has not participated in baseball activities since mid-February.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:04:24 -0800
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said SP Christian Garcia (forearm, wrist) will be held out of action for the next 10 to 14 days, although he has been feeling better recently. He experienced tightness in his right wrist and forearm while throwing a bullpen session Sunday, Feb. 17. Garcia said it only bothered him whenever he threw fastballs or tried to open his car door but was not an issue while throwing off-speed pitches.