Injuries limited Yimi Garcia to roughly three weeks on the active roster in 2016, which will end up being more than he pitches next year.
What went right
Garcia made the Dodgers’ opening day roster for the second straight season, and posted a 3.24 ERA in nine games.
Right-handed batters hit just .250/.263/.250.
He had five straight scoreless appearances from Apr. 10-20.
What went wrong
All three runners he inherited scored.
Left-handed pitchers hit .385/.429/.385, but like the numbers above the sample size is tiny.
Garcia was placed on the disabled list with right biceps soreness on April 23, that sidelined him for three months. He pitched in six minor league games in a rehab assignment in late July, but suffered a setback and was shut down.
He didn’t pitch again for the rest of the season.
It seemed like a bad ending to his 2016 when Garcia had left knee surgery in September, but then things got even worse when he had Tommy John surgery on Oct. 25 in Arizona, likely wiping out his 2017 as well.
Stats: 3.24 ERA in 9 games; 4 K, 1 BB in 8⅓ IP
Game of the year
Garcia retired all three batters he faced in a scoreless frame on April 6 in San Diego. It was his only perfect outing of the season.
Garcia has two years, four days of major league service time, and one option year remaining.