Rodriguez sharp, Garcia off in 'pen battle

As Spring Training winds down, the Phillies got one more look at two pitchers in the running for the last bullpen job Wednesday. Joely Rodriguez pitched two strong innings against the Pirates in an 8-2 victory, while Luis Garcia struggled in Lakeland, Fla., in an 8-2 win against the Tigers.
March 29, 2017

Garcia hoping splitter opens door to 'pen spot

Maybe Luis Garcia can be this spring's Hector Neris. Neris entered last spring as arguably a long shot to make the Phillies' bullpen, but he made the team at the very end because he showed tremendous promise with a recently introduced splitter. Six months later, Neris had the best season of anybody in the bullpen.
March 10, 2017

Garcia – Mastery or Magic?

The word “master” has always intrigued me. Master is defined as “a person eminently skilled in something, as an occupation, art, or science.” To me, it has always been associated with music, as there were two records I saw frequently as a child that had the word “master” in them. First, there was the oddly-named Van Morrison compilation Bang Masters, which...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Crawford, Garcia Named Paul Owens Award Winners

The Paul Owens award is bestowed upon the best of the best in the Phillies organization. It was a rough year for all levels, yet a few names stood out. J.P. Crawford, named by several publications to be the Phillies new top prospect, won the award for best position player. He becomes the youngest to do so since an 18-year-old Jimmy Rollins won in 1997. Crawford, 19, hit .285 with...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Outright RHP Camp, Promote RHP Garcia

The Phillies announced today that they have outrighted 38-year old veteran pitcher Shawn Camp. Camp, just two years removed from leading baseball in appearances, gave up two earned runs in three and a third innings pitched for the Phillies in 2014. Righty Luis Garcia has been called up to take his place. Garcia, 27, has a 3.62 ERA in 25 MLB appearances. Garcia made one appearance...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Shuffle Bullpen Again; Shawn Camp Out, Luis Garcia In

After last night's embarrassing 10-0 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Phillies had to make a bullpen move. After six strong innings from Cliff Lee, the seventh inning became another story. Mario Hollands and Shawn Camp combined to allow four runs in the final two and two-thirds innings. It...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Make Some Cuts: Option Stutes and Garcia, Reassign Others

(Photo: Frank Klose/ The Phillies made some roster cuts this morning as they optioned Mike Stutes (0-1, 21.00 ERA) and Luis Garcia (0-1, 13.50 ERA) to the minors as well as reassigning others. Along with Stutes and Garcia, the Phillies assigned outfielders Aaron Altherr, Kelly Dugan, Leandro Castro and catcher...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Garcia, Stutes Optioned

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports that RHPs Luis Garcia and Michael Stutes have been optioned. Optioning Garcia and Stutes starts to clear up the bullpen picture, a bit. Garcia has appeared in only two Spring games but has given up three earned in two innings pitched. Stutes has been topping out at only 88 MPH during the Spring, allowing seven earned in three outings. Chris Branch...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Roy Halladay's Number 34 Be Retired?

Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani Luis Garcia appeared in Phillies Spring Training camp today wearing number 57, according to our friend @Clifford2008. Garcia wore 57 last year, but was assigned 43 heading into camp. What changed? A.J. Burnett changed. Burnett wore number 34 for most of his major league career, 12 seasons...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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