"It's a little tight," manager Robin Ventura said. "I don't really think there is a DL situation. He definitely did something going down the line yesterday. ... We'll reassess it [Sunday]. He seems confident that it won't linger for too long."
There's never a good time for an injury, but the issue interrupts a solid power-hitting start for the right-handed batter. Garcia had belted three home runs with nine RBIs in 20 games.
"You can't plan for that stuff. It's a good sign to see that he's swinging the bat," Ventura said. "You just take care of him and get him healthy, and keep back at it."
Jerry Sands replaced Garcia as the designated hitter on Saturday.
Ben Standig is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.