Oct 8, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Washington Nationals relief pitcher Christian Garcia (56) stands on the mound after talking with pitching coach Steve McCatty (43) during the fifth inning of the 2012 NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 12-4. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Garcia To Rejoin AA Harrisburg As Reliever

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Finally, some positive injury news. Christian Garciais now healthy after a forearm strain suffered in Spring Training put him on the DL, and he will join the AA Harrisburg Senators as a reliever.

During Spring Training, the team attempted to stretch him out to be a starter, but has reneged on this plan after his injury scare.Garcia has a checkered injury history to say the least, having had two Tommy John surgeries during his time with the Yankees as a starter.

He excelled with the Nats as a reliever last year, with a 2.13 ERA in 12.2 innings, and earned a surprise spot on the playoff roster. He will start in AA, but if he continues to pitch as he has, it would not be a surprise to see him in the majors soon.

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