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Top Maikel Garcia News
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Gets breather Monday
Garcia is not in the starting lineup Monday versus the Cardinals, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.
Garcia will get a day off after he went 8-for-28 with three doubles, two RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases while starting each of the last eight games. Nicky Lopez will replace Garcia at third base and bat eighth in the series opener with St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Posts another multi-hit game
Garcia went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and a stolen base Wednesday in a loss to the Tigers.
Garcia reached base three times in the contest, adding a hit-by-pitch to his pair of base knocks. The rookie finished with his second straight multi-hit contest and his sixth such performance through 19 games this season. Garcia has provided steady production since being called up in early May, slashing .279/.346/.368 with six doubles, nine RBI, six runs and four stolen bases over 78 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Trio of hits, steals bag
Garcia went 3-for-4 with one RBI, one run scored and one steal in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Tigers.
After going 0-for-8 in his last three appearances, Garcia bounced back for a three-hit evening while also swiping his third base of the season. Since being called up from Triple-A Omaha, Garcia has slashed .262/.324/.338 in 18 games and should continue to be part of the Royals lineup moving forward given his defensive versatility. However, Garcia offers managers very little outside of his speed, considering his lack of power (.082 ISO) and slotting toward the bottom of a lineup that scores less than four runs per game.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Not in Friday's lineup
Garcia is not in the Royals' lineup for Friday's game in Chicago against the White Sox.
Garcia has been the Royals' primary third baseman of late while also being mixed in at other positions, but he'll begin this contest on the bench. Hunter Dozier will cover the hot corner.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Rattles off three hits
Garcia went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Padres.
Garcia has bounced back from an 0-for-11 skid by racking up five hits over his last two contests, including a pair of doubles. He had a hot first week in the majors to begin May, but he's cooled off a bit since, though it's yet to cause a significant decrease in playing time. The infielder has a .264/.293/.358 slash line with no home runs, eight RBI, four runs scored, five doubles and two stolen bases through 58 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Out of lineup Wednesday
Garcia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
Garcia takes a break after going hitless in the first two games of the series against Chicago. Matt Duffy will step in for Garcia as the Royals' starting third baseman and No. 7 hitter.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Swipes bag in loss
Garcia went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Athletics.
Garcia continues to find a place in the lineup, and he's gone 7-for-19 (.368) while hitting safely in each of his five games since he was called up from Triple-A Omaha. The natural shortstop has seen most of his playing time at third base, though he also picked up a game at shortstop. He hit fifth in Saturday's contest after staying in the bottom half of the order initially, but it's too soon to tell if he's earned a more attractive slot in the lineup. Garcia has four RBI, three runs scored, two stolen bases and two doubles through 22 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Logs first steal
Garcia went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 13-10 loss to the Orioles.
Garcia has started three straight games at third base after he was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. So far, he's providing the Royals with the reliable hitting they've been lacking, going 5-for-12 with two RBI and two runs scored. He's recorded 30-plus steals across all levels in each of the last two years, so Garcia's best shot at fantasy relevance should come on the basepaths. He figures to play regularly while Nicky Lopez recovers from appendicitis.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Two hits in 2023 debut
Garcia went 2-for-4 and scored a run in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.
Garcia was slotted in as the Royals' No. 8 hitter and played third base in his 2023 major-league debut. He was one of two players to notch multiple base knocks. The 23 -year-old singled to lead off the seventh and later scored and reached again in the ninth on an infield hit. The Royals have the second-worst record in baseball and have nothing to lose, so Garcia should get an extended look in the lineup as the one of the club's top prospects.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Promoted from Triple-A
The Royals recalled Garcia from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Garcia hasn't hit much at Omaha this season, sporting a .242/.348/.347 slash line with one home run and four stolen bases. He's one of the Royals' best prospects, though, having put up a .285/.359/.427 line with 11 homers and 39 steals between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Omaha in 2022. Shortstop is Garcia's customary position, but he's mostly played third base of late for Omaha, which is notable since there's a clear opening there with the big club. He could play regularly and is worth a roster spot in deeper leagues for his speed alone.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Heads to Triple-A Omaha
The Royals optioned Garcia to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.
Garcia was attempting to win a job with Kansas City this spring, and he appeared to have a good chance based on his .355 average and .891 OPS over 32 plate appearances in the Cactus League. Instead the 23-year-old will begin the 2023 campaign as a regular at Omaha. Garcia is ranked as one of the top prospects in the system and is virtually guaranteed to see action with the big-league club before the season comes to an end.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Will get look at third base
Garcia will get some reps at third base during spring games, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Manager Matt Quatraro said giving Garcia a look at the hot corner "doesn't hurt because you don't know what's going to happen during the year. Hopefully he forces us to bring him to the big leagues or make the team, and you can't be picky about where you play." Garcia was a solid contact hitter in limited time in the majors last season, batting .318 with two RBI, a double and a run scored over 23 plate appearances. He also slashed a combined .285/.359/.427 line over 118 games between Triple-A Omaha and Double-A Northwest Arkansas while adding 11 home runs, 39 stolen bases, 61 RBI and 104 runs scored. He may not break camp with the Royals, but Garcia profiles well to eventually take a run at the utility infield job that Nicky Lopez will likely occupy to begin the year.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Bound for minors
The Royals optioned Garcia to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.
With Kansas City welcoming Hunter Dozier (personal) back from the paternity list, Garcia will head down to the minors to play on a more regular basis. Across multiple brief stints in the big leagues this season, Garcia has gone 7-for-22 with two RBI and a run over nine games.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Recalled Monday
Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
Garcia was sent to the minors in early August but will rejoin the major-league club to provide depth while Hunter Dozier (personal) is on the paternity list. Garcia isn't starting Monday against Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Sent down Thursday
Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.
Garcia didn't start either of the last two games and will head back to the minors as a corresponding move after Nate Eaton's contract was selected from Triple-A Omaha. Over seven games in the majors this year, Garcia has hit .350 with a double, two RBI and a run.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Returning to reserve role
Garcia is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.
Garcia went 6-for-18 with a double, two RBI and a run while starting each of the Royals' past five games at shortstop, but he'll cede his spot in the lineup to fellow rookie Bobby Witt (hand), who is back in action Tuesday. Assuming Witt experiences no further setbacks with the hand and hamstring injuries that have caused him to miss time lately, Garcia could soon be headed back to the minors to play on a regular basis.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Filling in at shortstop
Garcia will start at shortstop and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Garcia is picking up his fourth consecutive start, but his run of regular playing time could come to an end as soon as Bobby Witt is ready to play the field again. Witt is serving as the Royals' designated hitter Sunday in his second game back from a five-game absence due to a hamstring injury, so Garcia will get another turn at shortstop in Witt's stead.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Collects first three MLB hits
Garcia went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's 11-5 loss to the Yankees.
Making his second straight start, Garcia racked up the first hits of his big-league career. The 22-year-old might head back to the minors when Bobby Witt (hamstring) gets healthy, but given how little Nicky Lopez has contributed this season, Kansas City could instead elect to keep Garcia around and get a better look at him in the second half. His .291/.369/.409 slash line through 78 games for Double-A Northwest Arkansas this year comes with 27 steals in 30 attempts, but Garcia's also shown some developing gap power with 24 doubles.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Called up to big leagues
Garcia was called up from Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Thursday.
Garcia will once again jump past Triple-A to join the Royals roster for the second time this year. During his previous abbreviated stint with the big club shortly before the All-Star break, Garcia appeared in only one game and struck out in his lone at-bat. Though the 22-year-old infielder is regarded as one of the Royals' top prospects, he's unlikely to see much playing time while he's up with the big club and looks to be little more than an insurance option behind fellow rookie Bobby Witt, who is day-to-day with a hamstring injury.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Maikel Garcia: Heads back to Double-A
The Royals optioned Garcia to Double-A Northwest Arkansas following Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays.
Kansas City needed to open up space on the 26-man active roster with 10 players set to return from the restricted list in advance of the team's first game out of the All-Star break next weekend, so Garcia was a logical candidate to return to the minors. After his call-up Thursday when a wave of players were deactivated for the series in Toronto due to their vaccination statuses, Garcia appeared in only one of the Royals' four games against the Blue Jays and struck out in his lone plate appearance.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 145 lbs|
|Birthplace: La Sabana, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|