Yimi Garcia spent 2018 going back-and-forth between Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, as well as recovering from a right forearm inflammation injury.
What went right
Garcia had a great start to the season. He had three consecutive scoreless outings, with two strikeouts and zero walks. On top of that, he contributed to the Dodgers’ first ever combined no-hitter versus the Padres on May 4 in Mexico.
What went wrong
The rest of the season was a struggle for Garcia. In 25 games with LA, the 28-year-old had an ERA of 5.64. Things weren’t any easier in Oklahoma City, where he had a 4.30 ERA in 14 games.
Over his last 10 games with LA, Garcia had an 8.22 ERA in 7 2⁄3 innings of relief.
Stats: 1-2, 5.64 ERA, 19 SO, 22 1⁄3 IP, 1.478 WHIP, 2.91 FIP
Game of the year
Garcia’s shining moment of the year came on May 4 in Mexico when he was one of four pitchers used in a combined no-hitter. He allowed zero hits in one inning while striking out two.
Garcia has three years and 149 days of service time. He is arbitration eligible in 2019, and was tendered a contract for 2019.