García with the Memphis Redbirds in 2019
|Born: March 2, 1993|
Ciego de Avila, Cuba
|NPB: 2016, for the Yomiuri Giants|
|MLB: August 8, 2018, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|NPB statistics |
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||0|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Runs batted in||1|
José Adolis García Arrieta (born March 2, 1993) is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder who plays for the Texas Rangers. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Yomiuri Giants.
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. García played for the Cuban national team at the 2015 Pan American Games.
St. Louis Cardinals
García defected from Cuba in 2016. He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in February 2017, receiving a non-roster invitation to spring training. 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.
García began the 2018 season with Memphis. The Cardinals promoted him to the major leagues on August 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.
García was designated for assignment on December 18, 2019.
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