Garcia landed on the DL August 19 after cutting his right index finger in a kitchen-related mishap. He last pitched on August 7, allowing one run over five frames in the Yankees' 3-2, 10th-inning loss to the Red Sox..
In 21 games -- 20 starts -- this season, Garcia is 10-7 with a 3.16 ERA.
To clear room on the roster, the Yankees optioned reliever Hector Noesi to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.
Noesi is 2-0 with a 3.42 ERA in 24 appearances with the Yankees this season.
New York is currently two games behind Boston for first place in the AL East. The teams open a three-game series on Tuesday at Fenway Park.
The Yankees lead the Rays in the AL wild card race by 6 1/2 games.