Carlos García (baseball)
|Second baseman/First Base Coach|
October 15, 1967 |
Táchira State, Venezuela
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 20, 1990 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 15, 1999 for the San Diego Padres|
|Career highlights and awards|
Carlos Jesús García Guerrero (born October 15, 1967 in Táchira State, Venezuela) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1990–96), Toronto Blue Jays (1997), Anaheim Angels (1998) and San Diego Padres (1999). Currently, he is the manager of the Pirates' Double-A affiliate, the Altoona Curve.
García signed as an amateur free agent with the Pirates in 1987. He spent nearly three seasons at the Pirates' AAA Buffalo farm team. García had his best season yet at Buffalo in 1992, batting .303, with 13 home runs and 70 runs batted in. Originally a shortstop the Pirates' trade of José Lind offered García an opportunity at second base, as Jay Bell was entrenched at shortstop. He enjoyed his best seasons in 1995–96 batting .294 and .285.
He was the Pirates lone representative at the 1994 All Star game; he singled in his only at bat.
In 1996, García was traded with Orlando Merced and Dan Plesac to the Toronto Blue Jays for José Silva, two minor leaguers, and players to be named later, who included Abraham Núñez and Craig Wilson. García finished his career with single seasons with the Blue Jays, Anaheim Angels and San Diego Padres.
García served as the first base and third base coaches for the Seattle Mariners from 2005 through 2007. He served as the first base coach and infield instructor for the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 2010 season.
Carlos was named the manager of the Bradenton Marauders, the Class High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, in December 2010. In 2013, he was promoted as manager of the Pirates' Double-A affiliate the Altoona Curve.
- Biertempfel, Rob (January 4, 2013). "Pirates make minor league managerial assignments".