By Jon Weisman
Yimi Garcia, who went on the disabled list five weeks ago with right biceps soreness, has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Julio Urias, whose contract was officially purchased by the Dodgers ahead of his MLB debut tonight.
Garcia had a 2.35 ERA in 7 2/3 innings this season when he entered the eighth inning of a game at Colorado with the 5-5 on April 22. In two-thirds of an inning, the 25-year-old righty gave up a walk, single and two-run triple to Brandon Barnes.
The next day, Garcia said his right arm felt asleep “from the top of the bicep all the way down to his wrist, and he went on the disabled list. The earliest he would return to action is now June 22.
Garcia has a career ERA of 3.12 in 75 innings with 81 strikeouts and a 0.95 WHIP.