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Christian Garcia unlikely addition to Nationals NLDS roster

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ST. LOUIS — Christian Garcia’s unlikely story will continue in the postseason.

A September call up, the right-handed reliever struck out 15 batters in 12 ⅔ innings. Now the 27-year-old will be on the Nationals’ 25-man roster for the National League Division Series.

After the Nationals worked out at Busch Stadium Saturday, Garcia looked as if the move didn’t surprise him.

“I wouldn’t say it was surprising because I have high expectations for myself,” Garcia said, “and high goals.”

Drafted in the third round in 2004 by the New York Yankees, Garcia signed with the Nationals as a minor league free agent in July of 2011. He rolled up a .056 earned-run average in 32 ⅓ innings this season for Triple-A Syracuse.

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