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2024 Batting

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Regular Season .266 6 31 .694 10

Top Luis Garcia News

  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Big day in Friday's rout

    Garcia went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Rockies.

    The Nationals erupted for 11 runs at Coors Field, and Garcia did his part by taking Dakota Hudson deep in the third inning. The second baseman snapped a 21-game homer drought with the performance, and on the season he's slashing .266/.299/.395 with six long balls, 21 runs, 31 RBI and a career-high 10 steals in 64 contests.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Absent from lineup versus lefty

    Garcia is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins.

    It will be southpaw Trevor Rogers on the hill for Miami, so the left-handed-hitting Garcia will begin the contest on the bench. Switch hitter Ildemaro Vargas will occupy second base.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Sitting versus lefty

    Garcia is absent from the lineup for Friday's contest versus Atlanta.

    With southpaw Chris Sale drawing the start for Atlanta, the left-handed hitting Garcia will begin Friday's festivities on the bench. Ildemaro Vargas will start at second base for the Nationals.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Taking seat Tuesday

    Garcia is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Garcia started the previous four games but will sit Tuesday as lefty David Peterson takes the mound for the Mets. Ildemaro Vargas will start at the keystone and bat fifth.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Absent from lineup versus lefty

    Garcia is not in the lineup for Thursday's contest in Atlanta.

    Southpaw Ray Kerr is drawing the start for Atlanta, so the left-handed hitting Garcia will defer to switch hitter Ildemaro Vargas at second base. Garcia is slashing just .194/.265/.226 versus lefties this season.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Sitting against lefty

    Garcia is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest against Atlanta.

    With southpaw Max Fried on the hill for Atlanta, the left-handed hitting Garcia will yield to switch-hitter Ildemaro Vargas at second base. Garcia has made just three starts against lefties this season.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Swats fifth homer

    Garcia went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's win over the Mariners.

    With the Nationals trailing 1-0, Garcia gave MacKenzie Gore all the support he would need by driving a George Kirby slider over the fence in left-center field. It was the second baseman's second long ball in the last four games and his fifth of the season. After a 3-for-33 swoon in the middle of May, Garcia could be heating up again, as he's gone 5-for-16 with six RBI in those last four contests.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Pops fourth homer

    Garcia went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Monday's victory over the Twins.

    Garcia put Washington ahead with his 378-foot, two-run home run in the second inning off Minnesota starter Pablo Lopez. The 24-year-old second baseman entered the game in a cold spell in which he hit .091 (3-for-33) over his previous nine games while battling wrist and heel ailments. This performance may be a sign that Garcia is feeling healthy. He's batting .281 on the season in 145 plate appearances.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Back in lineup as DH

    Garcia (heel) will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup in Sunday's game against the Phillies.

    After being held out of the lineup for the first two games of the series with a right heel injury, Garcia has gained clearance to return Sunday, albeit only as the DH. It's uncertain when he may return to the field, but the fact that Garcia is still active suggests the team is not concerned about the injury becoming worse with play.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Remains out Saturday

    Garcia (heel) isn't in the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

    Garcia was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to a heel injury, and he will take another day to recover Saturday. Ildemaro Vargas will fill in at the keystone and bat second.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Scratched due to heel injury

    Garcia was scratched from Friday's lineup in Philadelphia due to a right heel injury, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Garcia also didn't start Wednesday's game versus the White Sox after his heel got caught by a cleat earlier in the series. The infielder expects to return Saturday. Ildemaro Vargas will man the keystone in Garcia's place.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Getting rest in series finale

    Garcia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    The White Sox are bringing southpaw Garrett Crochet to the hill for the series finale, so the Nationals will stock up on some extra right-handed bats. The lefty-hitting Garcia will hit the bench after he went 1-for-8 with a walk while starting at second base in both ends of Tuesday's doubleheader. Trey Lipscomb will fill in for Garcia at the keystone.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Dealing with sore wrist

    Garcia jammed his wrist Sunday sliding into second base and was replaced by pinch hitter Ildemaro Vargas in the eighth inning, but he's not expected to miss much time, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    The Nationals had an off day Monday, so Garcia might not end up missing a start, but it wouldn't be a surprise if manager Dave Martinez gave him an extra day to recover. Garcia has had a breakout season so far, slashing .337/.381/.510 with three homers and six steals in 105 plate appearances.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Good to go Tuesday

    Garcia (wrist) is batting third and playing second base Tuesday against the Orioles, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.

    Garcia won't miss any time after jamming his left wrist during Sunday's game, filling his usual three-hole spot against the right-handed Corbin Burnes. Garcia has generated a hit in 13 of his last 14 games, including a four-hit outing Sunday prior to the injury.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Homers, swipes bag in four-hit day

    Garcia went 4-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, two runs scored and a steal during Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Garcia's third homer of the season was a solo shot in the third and represented the second of his four hits on the day, with three of those hits producing runs. It was the culmination of a big weekend for Garcia, who went 7-for-9 with two walks, two homers, eight RBI and four runs and a steal during the three-game set, raising his average to .337 in the process.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Big homer off bench Friday

    Garcia went 1-for-1 with a walk, a three-run home run and a second run scored in Friday's 9-3 win over the Blue Jays.

    The 23-year-old began the night on the bench with Yusei Kikuchi toeing the rubber for Toronto, but Garcia got the call to pinch hit for Trey Lipscomb in the seventh inning once the southpaw was out of the game. Garcia delivered, launching the first pitch he saw from Erik Swanson to straightaway center field to put the Nationals in the lead for good. The long ball was his second of the season, and the first pinch-hit blast of his career. Garcia is headed toward a breakout campaign, slashing .300/.344/.456 through 27 contests with five steals, six runs and 14 RBI.

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  • Nationals' Luis Garcia: Sitting against southpaw Wednesday

    Garcia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

    With lefty Andrew Heaney on the hill for Texas, the lefty-hitting Garcia will move to the bench Wednesday. Ildemaro Vargas will pick up the start at second base in place of Garcia, who has now sat out three times -- all against southpaws -- in the last four games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs
Birthplace: New York, NY
Age: 24
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, R