Why Is Avisail Garcia Not Playing?

The right fielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball, Avisail Antonio Garcia Yaguarin was born in Venezuela on June 12, 1991. Prior to leaving MLB, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers. 

In 2011 and 2012, Garcia received a spring training invitation from the Detroit Tigers. He was added to the Tigers’ 40-man roster following the 2011 campaign. He made his major league debut on August 31, 2012, and was voted the Tigers’ Minor League Player of the Year for 2012.

Why Is Avisail Garcia Not Playing?
Why Is Avisail Garcia Not Playing?

Garcia was purchased by the Chicago White Sox on July 30, 2013, as part of a three-team deal and was initially assigned to the Charlotte Knights, a White Sox Triple-A affiliate.

On January 18, 2019, García signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. Garcia posted a .282 average, a 332 on-base percentage, and a .464 slugging percentage. He became a free agent after the season.

Garcia had previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers before he and the Miami Marlins agreed to a four-year, $53 million contract on December 1, 2021.

According to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, Garcia’s left hand’s MRI on Monday didn’t show any structural damage. Garcia’s left-hand issue kept him out of the starting lineup against the Astros on Sunday, and his MRI results on Monday showed only mild inflammation.

The 31-year-old should be treated as day-to-day for the time being even if it is unclear whether he will be ready against the Phillies on Monday.