Adolis García

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Adolis García
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García with the Memphis Redbirds in 2019
St. Louis Cardinals – No. 28
Outfielder
Born: (1993-03-02) March 2, 1993 (age 26)
Ciego de Avila, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
NPB: 2016, for the Yomiuri Giants
MLB: August 8, 2018, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Batting average.118
Home runs0
Runs batted in1
Teams

José Adolis García Arrieta (born March 2, 1993) is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

Career[edit]

García played for Ciego de Ávila of the Cuban National Series. On April 20, 2016, he signed with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball.[1][2] García played for the Cuban national team at the 2015 Pan American Games.

García defected from Cuba in 2016.[3] He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in February 2017, receiving a non-roster invitation to spring training.[4] He spent 2017 with both the Springfield Cardinals of the Class AA Texas League and the Memphis Redbirds of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League, posting a combined .290 batting average with 15 home runs and 65 runs batted in between both clubs.[5]

García began the 2018 season with Memphis. The Cardinals promoted him to the major leagues on August 6.[6] In 112 games for Memphis he batted .256 with 22 home runs, 71 RBIs, and ten stolen bases, and in 21 games for St. Louis, he hit .118.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Adonis García is his brother.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adolis José Garcia will play in Japan". Juventudrebelde.cu. April 20, 2016. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Adolis Jose Garcia signed with the Yomiuri Giants". Cubadebate.cu. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Badler, Ben (August 30, 2016). "Outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia Leaves Cuba". Baseball America. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals sign Cuban outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia to minor league deal". Espn.com. February 25, 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jose Adolis Garcia Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  6. ^ FOX Sports Midwest (June 13, 2018). "Cardinals put O'Neill on DL, purchase Adolis García's contract". FOX Sports. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Adolis Garcia Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Braves' Adonis Garcia relishes chance to play with Cuban brother". Usatoday.com. February 4, 2016. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Sanchez, Jesse (May 24, 2018). "Garcia set to lead Cuban team against Rays". M.mlb.com. Retrieved August 6, 2018.

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