Yimi Garcia has Tommy John surgery, 2017 season in jeopardy

Pitcher Yimi Garcia underwent Tommy John surgery October 25 in Arizona. The right-hander missed most of the 2016 season due to injuries, and might miss all of 2017 if he needs the typical 12 to 18 months to recover.

Garcia made nine appearances  last season and finished with a 3.24 ERA after compiling a 3.34 ERA in 59 appearances in 2015.

Garcia, 26, did not pitch  for the Dodgers after experiencing numbness in his right biceps on April 22 in Colorado.

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Rob Segedin batted twice with the bases loaded against David Price in his major league debut, and drove in two runs each time. (David Crane/Staff photographer)

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The Dodgers believe Yimi Garcia’s 2016 season is over.

Yimi Garcia

Yimi Garcia is on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right biceps muscle. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

When Rob Segedin had a locker in Dodger Stadium on Sunday, Yimi Garcia did not for the first time all year.

Garcia hasn’t pitched for the Dodgers since developing soreness in his right biceps on April 22 in Colorado. He made six minor league rehab appearances in July, none since he experienced a setback on July 29.

Sunday, manager Dave Roberts said the setback is expected to cost Garcia the rest of the season.

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Yimi Garcia has setback in biceps rehab.

Dodgers pitcher Yimi Garcia had a setback in his rehab from a right biceps injury, manager Dave Roberts said.

The issue is with one of Garcia’s knees.

“He’s still in rehab,” Roberts said. “I don’t know the next time he’s going to pitch.”

Garcia pitched on back-to-back days Thursday and Friday for the first time since joining the Double-A Tulsa roster this week. He allowed three runs in one-third of an inning Thursday and one run in one inning Friday.

The 25-year-old right-hander was placed on the 60-day disabled list April 23.