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Garcia Again Has Knee Surgery

Posted by Jay Floyd, Wed, March 07, 2012 02:11 PM | Comments: 1
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Infield prospect Harold Garcia will miss much of the 2012 season for the second consecutive year as the Venezuela native underwent micro fracture surgery on his right knee. The 25-year-old is reportedly expected to miss 4-6 months.

After spending so time this past off-season in the Venezuelan Winter League, Garcia reported to spring training with high hopes for a healthy year, but recurring discomfort resulted in further examination of his knee and it was decided to further repair his troubling joint.

Garcia had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee early in the 2011 season, after he began the year with Double-A Reading. It was a tough break for Garcia, whom the Phillies had grown very high on after a tremendous 2010 campaign.

This marks the third straight year that Garcia will miss considerable time with a significant injury, as he began the 2010 season on the disabled list with a left hamate fracture. However, that ailment didn’t stop the 5-foot-11 190-pounder from putting together a Class-A Advanced Florida State League record 37-game hitting streak that season.

Primarily a second baseman in his pro career, Garcia, PhilliesNation.com’s #17 ranked prospect, has also dabbled in third base and shortstop.
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  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    That sucks this guy doesnt get mentioned much but i thought at one point he could be a call up if Chase was to go down.

     
 
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