Pitcher Onelki Garcia Joins Isotopes

By Albuquerque Isotopes | August 11, 2013 10:07 AM

Left-handed pitcher Onelki Garcia joins the Albuquerque Isotopes today, August 11, from Double-A Chattanooga. In a corresponding move, southpaw Rob Rasmussen was sent to Chattanooga.

Garcia, 24, is making his first appearance on a Triple-A roster in his first full season of professional baseball. He was selected by the Dodgers in the third round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He is 2-3 with a save and a 2.75 ERA (16 ER/52.1 IP) this season with the Lookouts. The southpaw has appeared in 25 games and started six. He is holding opponents to a .215 average (41-for-191) and has 53 strikeouts.

In 2012, Garcia made one start with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga firing two perfect innings and striking out four hitters. He also pitched in a playoff game for the Lookouts.

Rasmussen made his first trip to Triple-A when he joined the Isotopes on June 7 from Chattanooga. The 24-year-old went 0-7 in 12 games, 10 starts, with the Isotopes. He tallied a 6.46 ERA (39 ER/54.1 IP) and amassed 37 strikeouts.

The Isotopes and Rainiers conclude their only series of the 2013 regular season today at 1:35 PM MDT. Right-handed Red Patterson (6-4, 3.43) will be opposed by the Rainiers' righty Blake Beavan (4-4, 5.16). Catch all of the game action on 610 AM "The Sports Animal" with Josh Suchon on the call.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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