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2018 Dodgers Review: Yimi Garcia

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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 23 innings of relief.

2018 particulars

Age: 28

Stats: 1-2, 5.64 ERA, 19 SO, 22 13 IP, 1.478 WHIP, 2.91 FIP

Salary: $630,000

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.

Roster status

Garcia has three years and 149 days of service time. He is arbitration eligible in 2019, and was tendered a contract for 2019.