Dodgers pitcher Yimi Garcia left Saturday's game against the Rockies in the seventh inning with right biceps soreness.
He left with a 2-1 count on Trevor Story. After throwing a 93-mph fastball inside for a ball, Garcia shook his arm a bit, almost as if he was trying to get loose. He then called for the dugout, and quickly after trainer Nate Lucero came out to the mound walked off and into the clubhouse.
"Yimi had some right biceps soreness. We're going to evaluate that. We're doing that now, and we'll know more later," manager Dave Roberts told reporters postgame, as seen on SportsNet LA. "At that point in time, he's shaking his arm and his bicep was bothering him. It made my job that much easier.
"When you have to take a pitcher out because of soreness, or tightness in the bicep, there is some concern."
The concern was shared by Garcia.
Yimi Garcia felt a strain in his muscle on the mound. "I'm a little worried. No one wants that to happen."— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) April 23, 2016
Adam Liberatore relieved Garcia and struck out Story to end the inning.
Garcia before leaving allowed the tying run, and on the season has a 3.24 ERA in nine appearances, with four strikeouts and a walk in 8⅓ innings.
The severity of Garcia's injury is unknown, but if the club wants to make a roster move on Saturday, Ian Thomas is the only relief pitcher on the 40-man roster who is healthy and available, along with Triple-A starters Jharel Cotton and Zach Lee.
They might need to call on one of the many veteran relievers currently on minor league contracts, someone like Sean Burnett. Such a move would require a corresponding 40-man roster move, but moving Hyun-jin Ryu to the 60-day disabled list is a possibility if needed.
Louis Coleman (bereavement list) and Carl Crawford (disabled list) aren't eligible to be activated until Sunday at the earliest.