Nationals Journal: Christian Garcia


Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Christian Garcia is healthy, and he hopes to stay that way

After another year lost to injury, Christian Garcia is healthy and ready to compete for a bullpen job.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:17 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 06/08/2013

Christian Garcia could soon add to the Nationals' bullpen overhaul

Christian Garcia jumped from Class AA to Class AAA as he rehabs a forearm injury that has kept him out all season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:50 PM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Christian Garcia throwing off the mound, still being converted to starter

General Manager Mike Rizzo said the right-hander could join a minor league team by the end of this month or early June.

By James Wagner  |  06:47 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 03/31/2013

Christian Garcia cleared to throw, played catch Sunday

The right-hander threw for the first time in over a month and, given his timetable, could need another month before throwing in a game.

By James Wagner  |  08:57 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Carlos Rivero sent to Syracuse, Christian Garcia placed on disabled list

The Nats will hold on to Carlos Rivero, and they placed Christian Garcia on the DL.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:24 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Christian Garcia to rest two more weeks

The Nationals right-handed reliever will have to rest more as he recovers a forearm injury.

By James Wagner  |  08:04 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/15/2013

'No possibility' Christian Garcia will be ready for opening day

Davey Johnson confirmed what had become clear, saying right-hander Christian Garcia will not be healthy for opening day.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Cuts looming, Davey Johnson to align the bullpen soon

Cuts looming, Davey Johnson to align the bullpen soon

By James Wagner  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 03/09/2013

Updates on Christian Garcia, Nate Karns, Ryan Zimmerman

Garcia will see a hand specialist and no longer has pain in his forearm; Zimmerman to play third base for first time this spring around March 18.

By James Wagner  |  12:42 PM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Christian Garcia unlikely to be ready for opening day

The odds of Christian Garcia being ready for opening day are dismal, if they haven't wholly disappeared.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 03/03/2013

Christian Garcia could miss opening day with partial tear in forearm tendon

Christian Garcia has a partially torn tendon in his forearm that will require at least another week of rest.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:23 PM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/24/2013

Christian Garcia shut down up to two weeks with wrist strain, Chris Young building up

Christian Garcia remains confident his wrist will improve with only rest, but he could miss two weeks as strain heals.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Christian Garcia to receive second opinion for forearm strain

Christian Garcia will miss at least a few days with a forearm strain.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:38 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Christian Garcia receives MRI for tightness in forearm

Christian Garcia underwent an MRI today on his right wrist and forearm to diagnose what he described as a tight kind of pull thing in his arm.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Christian Garcia dealing with stomach pain, forearm tightness

Christian Garcia will miss the next few days after he went to the doctor to ensure he does not have a ruptured appendix.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:27 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Christian Garcia's new role, Stephen Strasburg's first bullpen session

Christian Garcia is waiting to see how he'll become a starter, and Stephen Strasburg throws a sterling first bullpen session.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:34 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Christian Garcia, who the Nationals are eyeing as a starter next season, on his offseason

The Nationals are hoping to have Garcia, a hard-throwing reliever, compete as a starter in spring training. The 27-year-old is preparing for anything.

By James Wagner  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Christian Garcia could start for Nats next season

The 27-year-old right-hander has impressed many since his call-up this month, enough so that the Nationals will have him begin next spring training as a starter.

By James Wagner  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 09/04/2012

As Sean Burnett rests with nerve irritation in elbow, Christian Garcia could play a role

With Sean Burnett resting his elbow and Ryan Mattheus having pitched twice in a row, the Nationals got Christian Garcia loose in a 1-0 game yesterday

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:25 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Christian Garcia, after a long path from injury, finally gets his call-up

After recovering from two Tommy John surgeries, Christian Garcia is called up to the majors for the first time.

By James Wagner  |  01:54 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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