Carlos García (baseball)

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Carlos García
Second baseman
Born: (1967-10-15) October 15, 1967 (age 51)
Táchira State, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 20, 1990, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
April 15, 1999, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average.266
Home runs33
Runs batted in197
Teams
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). He is a former Manager of the Pirates' Double-A affiliate, the Altoona Curve.[1] In 2018, he became manager of the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican League.

Playing career[edit]

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.

In a 610-game career, García hit for .266 (580–2178), with 33 homers, 197 RBI, 274 runs scored, 102 doubles, 17 triples and 73 stolen bases.

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.

Coaching career[edit]

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.[2] It was announced on Sep 23, 2014 that he would be fired from his position with the Altoona Curve.[3]

García was announced as the hitting coach for the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican League for the Spring Tournament of the 2018 season. He was promoted to manager for the Fall Tournament of the 2018 season, but left the organization prematurely for personal reasons.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2014-09-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Biertempfel, Rob (January 4, 2013). "Pirates make minor league managerial assignments".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2014-09-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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