LOS ANGELES — Dodgers pitcher Yimi Garcia, out since April with a right biceps injury, had arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to remove a small bone fragment in his left knee, the team announced on Wednesday.
It was a rough year for Garcia, who had a 3.24 ERA in nine relief appearances, with four strikeouts and a walk in 8 innings before landing on the disabled list in late April with right biceps soreness.
Garcia was close to returning to the Dodgers after the All-Star break, and pitched in six games on a minor league rehab assignment. But after his outing on July 29 with Double-A Tulsa, his first back-to-back appearances on the rehab assignment, he suffered a setback and was shut down.
The 26-year-old right-handed progressed slowly, and manager Dave Roberts said in August that the club didn’t expect Garcia to return this season. Tuesday’s surgery is just the final, official nail in that 2016 coffin.
Garcia in parts of three seasons with the Dodgers has a 3.12 ERA in 76 games, with 81 strikeouts and only 12 walks in 75 innings. He was one option year remaining.