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Following a breakout in 2020, Deivi Garcia was speculated to cement himself within the Yankees’ rotation in some unspecified time in the future final season.
However 2021 had completely different concepts. After making six begins following a midseason call-up in ’20 — and one other within the playoffs — the younger right-hander completed final 12 months with a 6.85 ERA in 90 ⅔ innings at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and a 6.48 ERA in a pair of outings with the Yankees.
Partly due to Garcia’s struggles, when the Yankees wanted beginning pitching assist throughout a COVID outbreak final season, one of many younger pitchers they turned to was Luis Gil.