Yimi Garcia has finally met his fate that almost seemed inevitable. Garcia has been non-tendered by the Dodgers, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
RHP Yimi Garcia was non-tendered.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) December 3, 2019
Outside of Garcia, it appears that all other arbitration-eligible players were tendered contracts tonight. The Dodgers had until 8 p.m. Eastern Time to make decisions on each of their arbitration-eligible players and they have come in rather late as we have come to expect from Andrew Friedman and the Dodgers.
Garcia has always had the advanced stats to back up his case for a roster spot, but his results have been rather poor for quite some time. He once seemed to be a future back-end reliever, but is now a free agent on the fringes of the major leagues.
Garcia posted a 3.61 ERA, but a 5.19 FIP across 62 1/3 innings of work for the Dodgers in 2019. He should latch on as a low-leverage reliever with a forward-thinking type of club due to his background, but he simply had no place on the 40-man roster for the Dodgers. The Dodgers have enough relievers on the fringes of their roster like right-handers Casey Sadler and Josh Sborz.
The roster now sits at 39, leaving the club open to at least one move this winter.