Johnson was hoping that Garcia could be a starter this season, but that was squelched in Spring Training, because of Garcia's forearm injury. Garcia made a good impression with the Nationals after his callup late last season. He allowed three runs in 12 2/3 innings with 15 strikeouts. Garcia was also added to the postseason roster last October.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.