Luis Garcia was signed by the Cardinals as a free agent on July 9. Since then, Garcia has developed his role as a late-inning reliever who proved beneficial when the bullpen was struggling in August.
Garcia appeared in 34 games for the Cardinals, going 1-1 with two saves and 11 holds. He proved to be a good lead-in option to Giovanny Gallegos as he became the team’s closer. Garcia had a ground ball percent of 45.7 and a left on-base percentage of 70.5.
In a year where the Cardinals pitching staff struggled mightily, Garcia proved to be an excellent option in the later innings and he could easily fill that role again next season if the Cardinals decide to bring back the crafty pitcher. He would be a good option for a the bullpen in 2022.