The New York Yankees have recalled right-handed pitcher Deivi Garcia back up from the alternate site to start in Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. After dropping the first two games of a three-game set to the Blue Jays and losing five in a row, the team is going to need a big turn around beginning immediately.
#Yankees roster moves: RHP Deivi Garcia recalled from the alternate site to start tonight. OF Estevan Florial optioned.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 9, 2020
The Yanks are currently relying on Gerrit Cole, Masahiro Tanaka, J.A. Happ, and Jordan Montgomery for a four-man rotation. With Luis Severino and Domingo German gone for this year, the team has to rely on younger guys too. Several players, including Garcia, have made their MLB debuts this season due to the absence of some key players.
Garcia has started two games this season, holding a 0-1 record and a 3.38 ERA. His most recent start which was on September 4, Garcia lasted 4.2 innings, allowing four earned runs on five hits and one home run. His start prior to that game, Garcia pitched really well allowing no earned runs over six innings pitched while fanning six batters.
It’s obvious that the Yankee rotation hasn’t gotten the job done recently. Garcia has had a lot come with his name from scouting reports over the last several years, so the Yankees looking to turn things around this young talent isn’t a surprise.
After starting the season 16-6 and seeming like they wouldn’t lose a series all year, the New York Yankees have lost 12 out of their 17 games and have fallen to 21-21. This series against the Blue Jays and the one prior to the Baltimore Orioles really hurt them as they fell deep in the standings.
Tonight’s first pitch in Buffalo will be at 6:37 PM.