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Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Goes out on rehab assignment

Garcia (back) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Buffalo. Garcia landed on the injured list in late June with a sore back, but it did not take him long to recover. Given that he has only been out a couple weeks, he may not need to appear in more than a game or two before rejoining the major-league roster.
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Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Battling back inflammation

Garcia is dealing with lower-back inflammation, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. Reports from earlier in the week indicated Garcia was dealing with discomfort in his left side, but the issue is evidently in his lower back. He tested the injury by throwing some pitches Friday, but the Blue Jays have yet to announce if he's cleared to pitch.
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Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Lands on injured list

Garcia was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday with a left back strain, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. The right-hander was reported to be dealing with discomfort in his left side earlier this week, but the injury has now been diagnosed as a back strain. It's unclear exactly how long Garcia will be sidelined, though he'll be eligible to be reinstated from the injured list July 7. Jeremy Beasley was added to the 26-man roster in a corresponding move.
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Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Dealing with left side discomfort

Garcia wasn't available during Wednesday's win over the White Sox due to left side discomfort, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. Garcia tossed a scoreless inning during Tuesday's win over the White Sox, but he's apparently dealing with a side issue following the outing. The Blue Jays have a scheduled day off Thursday, and the right-hander will be re-evaluated ahead of Friday's series opener against Milwaukee.
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Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Collects first win as Jay

Garcia (1-3) picked up the win Sunday against the Yankees, striking out three batters over 1.1 perfect innings. The right-hander put together one of his most impressive outings of the season against one of the league's most dangerous offenses, and Garcia got rewarded for his efforts in top of the seventh inning when the Blue Jays re-took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame. He has yet to record a hold in June, but the 31-year-old has been scored upon only once in his last 10 appearances, posting a 2.89 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and 14:2 K:BB in 9.1 innings over that stretch.
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Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Saddled with loss Sunday

Garcia (0-3) took the loss against the Red on Sunday, giving up one run on three hits while striking out one in one inning. Things could have been worse for the right-hander, but he still served up a game-winning, solo shot to Joey Votto before escaping the frame. Garcia was brought in to help solidify Toronto's setup crew ahead of closer Jordan Romano, but instead he's supplied a 3.94 ERA and awful 16.4 percent strikeout rate through 16 innings. The 31-year-old does have eight holds in 17 appearances, but he could lose his grip on a high-leverage role if he doesn't turn things around.
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Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Ejected Tuesday

Garcia was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. The right-hander entered with two runners on and immediately surrendered a three-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton, and he was ejected after plunking the next batter, Josh Donaldson, in an 0-1 count. Garcia could face some additional discipline should MLB determine any intent from the hit by pitch.
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Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Saddled with loss Monday

Garcia (0-2) took the loss Monday as the Blue jays were downed 3-2 by the Yankees, allowing one run on two hits over one inning. He struck out one without walking a batter. Entering a tie game in the top of the ninth inning, Garcia gave up a couple singles with a stolen base in between to cough up the winning run for the Yankees. The right-hander didn't allow an earned run through his first eight appearances for Toronto, but he's been tagged for five in his last 1.1 innings, leaving him with a 4.82 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and mediocre 6:3 K:BB on the season. Garcia's five holds are tied for the team lead, but he could fall out of a high-leverage role if his struggles continue much longer.
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