Season in review about nothing: Yimi Garcia, ‘The Shoes.’

Yimi Garcia

Yimi Garcia had the highest average spin rate of any pitcher who threw at least 400 fastballs in 2015. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

This is Part 15 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.

Yimi Garcia, RHP.

Key stats: 3-5, 3.34 ERA, 1 for 6 in save opportunities in 59 games.

Seinfeld episode: “The Shoes” (season 4, episode 16).

Key quote: “Field of vision, huh?”

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Watch: Kenley Jansen pitches a simulated inning at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers staged simulated games Tuesday and Wednesday as part of their pre-series workouts for the NLDS against the New York Mets. Game 1 is Friday at Dodger Stadium.

On Tuesday, Brett Anderson, Joel Peralta, Juan Nicasio and Carlos Frias faced a group of batters. Wednesday was a bullpen game: Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell, Chris Hatcher, Luis Avilan, Pedro Baez and Yimi Garcia all threw simulated innings. Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick and Adrian Gonzalez were among the batters.

The sim game ended when Gonzalez hit a home run off Garcia

Here is the (edited for time) video of Jansen’s inning:

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Dodgers option Yimi Garcia to Triple-A; Juan Nicasio expected back Tuesday.

The Dodgers optioned Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. Juan Nicasio, who’s been traveling with the team on its current three-city road trip, is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Garcia, 25, was in his third major-league stint this season. The right-hander had allowed four hits, one run, walked none and struck out four in 7 ⅓ inning in his most receent stint.

Nicasio has been on the disabled list since Aug. 10 with a left abdominal strain and has gone 1-3 with one save and a 3.06 ERA in 38 games (one start) this year.

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Dodgers place Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list with a right neck sprain.

The Dodgers shuffled their beleaguered bullpen Tuesday, placing right-hander Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list with a right neck sprain. He talked about the injury prior to tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals:
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Yimi Garcia optioned to Triple-A to make room for Mat Latos.

The Dodgers optioned Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room on the 25-man roster for today’s starter, Mat Latos.

The move had been expected for a few days. The Dodgers had an eight-man bullpen and a 72-hour window to add Latos to their 25-man roster from the time he was acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins on Thursday.

Garcia leads the Dodgers in appearances this season with 41, but only one in his most recent big league stint. He was last optioned to Triple-A on July 7.

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