Cardinals acquire LHP Garcia from Phillies

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired left-hander Elniery Garcia from the Philadelphia Phillies for international cap space, both teams announced on Thursday.

Garcia, 23, has struggled this season, going 0-6 with a 6.38 ERA in 10 appearances (nine starts) for Double-A Reading. Over the previous four seasons, he had gone a combined 24-16 with a 2.77 ERA over 59 appearances (51 starts) between Class-A and Double-A.

Garcia joined the Phillies as an international free agent in December of 2011. He was suspended for 80 games early in 2017 for testing positive for boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance.

–Field Level Media

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