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Reds' Aramis Garcia: On bench Thursday

Garcia isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs. Garcia started in the last five games and went 8-for-15 with two RBI and six strikeouts. Michael Papierski is starting behind the plate and batting ninth Thursday.
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Reds' Aramis Garcia: Sits for day game

Garcia is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers. Chris Okey will check in behind the dish for Garcia in a day game after a night game. Garcia, who went 3-for-18 at the plate while catching in each of the Reds' last seven games, should serve as Cincinnati's primary backstop until Tyler Stephenson (thumb) is ready to return from the 10-day injured list.
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Why the Reds made Aramis Garcia their starting catcher until Tyler Stephenson returns

PHOENIX –– After Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle pitched nine shutout innings in the Reds win on Tuesday over the Arizona Diamondbacks, he stood in the interview room and answered questions about the best start of his career. Mahle explained why his fastball was so effective. He described why his season has turned around in June. When the questions were over, Mahle had one more point he wanted to make. ...
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Tyler Stephenson and Aramis Garcia are playing a role in Reds' pitching success

In the sixth inning on Tuesday night, Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Graham Ashcraft saw the Arizona Diamondbacks had a runner on third base, and he started going for strikeouts.  With two strikes against Diamondbacks’ leadoff hitter Daulton Varsho, Ashcraft threw a sinker that spiked into the dirt at the last second. Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson dropped to one knee, slid to the far right side of the strike zone and kept the strike three from getting past...
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Reds' Aramis Garcia: Loses hold of No. 1 role

Garcia is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. With Tyler Stephenson (concussion) returning from the injured list and starting behind the dish Tuesday, Garcia's run as the Reds' top catcher has come to an end. He'll hit the bench after starting in eight of Cincinnati's last 11 games while hitting .273 with a home run and two additional runs during that stretch.
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How Cincinnati Reds catcher Aramis Garcia earned a role on the team's depth chart

At the end of spring training, when Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell told catcher Aramis Garcia that he was on track to make the Opening Day roster, there was a catch. Bell said he told Garcia that he was on the team “as of now.” He also told Garcia that there was “no guarantee because anything can happen between now and then.” If the Reds added a catcher with a waiver claim or made a trade before the start of the season, Garcia would have lost his spot as the Reds’ backup catcher.
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Reds' Aramis Garcia: Secures No. 2 catching job

Garcia is set to open the season as the Reds' No. 2 catcher after Cincinnati reassigned Andrew Knapp to minor-league camp Sunday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Knapp was Garcia's primary competition for the second catcher spot on the Opening Day roster behind Tyler Stephenson. Though Stephenson projects...
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Reds' Aramis Garcia: Flashing spring power

Garcia hit his fifth homer in 15 spring training at-bats Friday to aid in his battle for the backup catcher job, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Garcia is battling Andrew Knapp for the backup job. Whoever wins the role will be treated strictly as a backup to Tyler Stephenson.
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Aramís García has solidified his spot on the Reds Opening Day roster

Aramís García smacked another home run during Monday night's exhibition contest versus the Chicago Cubs. While Andrew Knapp might have more major league experience, it feels like García has solidified himself as the Cincinnati Reds backup catcher. Not only did García take Cubs' starter Marcus Stroman deep...
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Reds' Aramis Garcia: Battling for backup spot

Garcia is battling for the Reds' backup catcher position after crushing two home runs, including a grand slam on Saturday in Spring Training, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. With Tyler Stephenson expected to hold down the starting spot, Garcia is battling with former Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp. Throughout Garcia's...
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Cubs sign Yan Gomes, Reds sign Aramis Garcia

Two catchers who played for the Oakland A’s in 2021 found new homes in free agency this week. On Monday, Aramis Garcia signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. On Tuesday, Yan Gomes agreed with the Chicago Cubs on a deal for two years and $13 million, plus an option for a third year.
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Cincinnati Reds sign catcher Aramis Garcia

The Cincinnati Reds have signed catcher Aramis Garcia to a minor league contract for the 2022 season that includes an invitation to big league spring training. After losing Tucker Barnhart in a trade with the Detroit Tigers it seems that the Reds are turning over the majority of the starts behind the plate to Tyler Stephenson. But the question of who will be the other catcher on the roster is still a bit of a question mark. On the 40-man roster Cincinnati have Mark Kolozsvary as the other catcher, but the 2021 Olympian only has 59 games above A-ball and he’s hit .233 and .190 in that limited action. Kolozsvary has an outstanding reputation behind the plate and is likely big league ready on the defensive side of things, but his bat could likely use more time to develop.
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Athletics' Aramis Garcia: Designated for assignment

Garcia was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Monday. Garcia was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas at the end of July, and he slashed .278/.333/.407 with two homers, 15 runs and 15 RBI across 29 minor-league games since then. He'll now be cast off the 40-man roster after right-hander Michael Feliz was claimed off waivers.
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Athletics' Aramis Garcia: Optioned to Triple-A

Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday. The 28-year-old had served as Oakland's No. 2 catcher to begin the season, but he'll lose out on his roster spot after the team traded fro Yan Gomes on Friday. Garcia has hit .205 with three homers, eight runs and seven RBI in 32 major-league appearances in 2021.
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Aramis Garcia catching for Athletics on Saturday

Oakland Athletics catcher Aramis Garcia is batting ninth in Saturday's game against the Seattle Mariners. Garcia will start behind the plate after Sean Murphy was benched on Saturday night. In a righty versus righty matchup against Logan Gilbert, Garcia's FanDuel salary stands at $2,000.
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Athletics' Aramis Garcia: Launches third homer

Garcia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a strikeout in a 5-4 loss to the Mariners on Saturday. Garcia's seventh-inning long ball off Drew Steckenrider knotted the score at 4-4 though Oakland would eventually go on to lose the game in the ninth. It was the backstop's first home run since May 22 as he sees limited opportunities as the clear backup to Sean Murphy.
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Athletics' Aramis Garcia: Modest numbers, opportunities

Garcia finished the first half of the season with a .205/.233/.289 slash line, one double, two home runs, six RBI, one walk and seven runs across 88 plate appearances. As expected, Garcia is seeing only occasional playing time behind clear-cut starting backstop Sean Murphy, so the fact he hasn't gotten into a rhythm at the plate isn't overly surprising. The 28-year-old's extended pattern of struggling to make consistent contact against a higher level of pitching has also persisted; Garcia sports a 30.7 percent strikeout rate after posting the same figure with Triple-A Sacramento in a 26-game stint in 2019 and a 45.7 percent figure over 18 games with the Giants last season.
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