Tigers RHP Rony Garcia helped off the field after reportedly collapsing

The Detroit Tigers' Rony Garcia suffered a left knee sprain during pre-game warmups on the field at Comerica Park. Team medical staff assisted him off the field, causing concern for fans and teammates alike.

Why it matters

Garcia, 22, is considered one of the top prospects in the league and was expected to be a key piece in the Tigers' rebuilding plans this season. His injury not only jeopardizes his season but also affects the team's performance as they lose a talented pitcher. The team also announced that they have placed Garcia on the 10-day injured list and have recalled RHP Beau Burrows from Triple-A Toledo.

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The Player: Garcia is a native of the Dominican Republic and began his professional career in 2016 with the Yankees organization. He made his MLB debut in 2019, appearing in two games for the Yankees. In 2020, he split time between the Yankees and their Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. He struggled a bit in 2020, posting a 7.50 ERA in 12 innings pitched, but he had a much better season in 2019 where he had a 3.65 ERA in 42 innings across Triple-A and the majors.

Rony Garcia By the Numbers

  • García has a career minor league ERA of 3.53 in 5 seasons.
  • García has a career strikeout rate of 8.4 K/9.
  • García has a career walk rate of 2.9 BB/9.
  • García has a career WHIP of 1.25.

What they are saying 

Chris McCosky, @cmccosky, “According to Bally Sports guys, who had a camera on, Rony Garcia just collapsed while throwing long toss.” 

Evan Petzold, @EvanPetzold, “Rony Garcia needs help from two trainers to get off the field during warmups. Moving slowly. Not good.” 

Tigers PR, @DetroitTigersPR, “Prior to today's game vs. Seattle, the Tigers made the following roster moves: * Placed RHP Rony García on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain. * Recalled RHP Beau Burrows from Triple A Toledo.”

The Bottom Line

The injury suffered by Rony Garcia is a significant blow to the Detroit Tigers as they lose a talented pitcher during their rebuilding phase. The team announced that they have placed Garcia on the 10-day injured list and have recalled RHP Beau Burrows from Triple-A Toledo. The extent of Garcia's injury is still unknown and fans will be waiting for updates on his condition.

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