Onelki García

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Onelki García
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 98
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-02) August 2, 1989 (age 24)
Guantanamo, Cuba
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 11, 2013 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 0-0
Earned run average 13.50
Strikeouts 1
Teams

Onelki García (born August 2, 1989) is an Cuban professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

Career[edit]

García began playing in Cuba's top league, the Serie Nacional, at age 18. In three seasons for the Guantánamo team he was 12-12 with a 4.73 ERA.[1]

García defected from Cuba in August 2010 with hopes of pursuing a professional baseball career in the United States. He was originally declared eligible for the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft but was ruled ineligible due to issues with his residency.[2] A year later he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

García started his professional career with the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He started one game, striking out four over two innings pitched. He started the 2013 season with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. He was promoted to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes in August 2013.[3] Between the two levels, he was in 35 games (6 as a starter) and was 2-4 with a 2.90 ERA.

On September 11, 2013, the Dodgers purchased his contract and called him up to the Major Leagues.[4] He made his debut that night and walked the one batter he faced against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched 1 1/3 innings over 3 games for the Dodgers in September and allowed 2 earned runs on one hit and four walks.

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