Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dodgers select contract of Onelki Garcia

Yasiel Puig will have another Cuban on the team....

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Onelki Garcia (#98) from Triple-A Albuquerque and, in a corresponding move, transferred right-handed reliever Shawn Tolleson to the 60-day disabled list.

Garcia, who turned 24 on Aug. 2, combined to go 2-4 with a 2.90 ERA (20 ER/62.0 IP) in 35 games (six starts) with Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque this season. Overall, Garcia combined to limit opposing hitters to a .209 batting average, including a .149 mark (11-for-74) with 30 strikeouts against left-handers. After opening the season as a starter with the Lookouts, the Guantanamo, Cuba native went 2-0 with one save and a 1.39 ERA (5 ER/32.1 IP), while limiting opponents to a .175 batting average (20-for-114) with 36 strikeouts in 19 relief appearances to earn an Aug. 11 promotion to Albuquerque. Garcia, who was originally selected by the Dodgers in the third round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, tossed scoreless relief in seven of 10 outings as an Isotope, limiting opponents to a .176 average (6-for-34) with 14 strikeouts in 9.2 innings.

Tolleson made just one appearance for the Dodgers this season before going on the DL on April 15 to repair a herniated disc in his low back.

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