Robel García

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Robel García
Chicago Cubs – No. 16
Second base / Left fielder
Born: (1993-03-28) March 28, 1993 (age 26)
Las Matas de Farfán, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 3, 2019, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.208
Home runs5
Runs batted in11

Robel E. García (born March 28, 1993) is a Dominican professional baseball infielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).


García signed with the Cleveland Indians as an international free agent in February 2010. After four seasons, he was released by the Indians in March 2014. After his release, he played baseball in Italy. In 2018, he played for the UnipolSai Bologna of the Italian Baseball League and was a member of the Italy national baseball team that played in the 2018 Super 6 Baseball Tournament.[1]

García signed a minor league deal with the Cubs in November 2018.[2] He started the 2019 season with the Tennessee Smokies before being promoted to the Iowa Cubs after 22 games.[3]

On July 3, 2019, the Cubs selected García's contract and promoted him to the major leagues.[4] He made his debut that night as a pinch hitter and struck out in his first at-bat.[5] On July 4, 2019, Robel tripled off Jordan Lyles for his first MLB hit. He also singled and hit a solo home run in the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.


  1. ^ Rogers, Phil. "Robel Garcia Well On His Way From Team Italy to Wrigley Field". Forbes.
  2. ^ Sharma, Sahadev. "'Who is this kid and what's he doing here?' Can Robel..." The Athletic.
  3. ^ "'He's completely exceeding everybody's expectations': Robel Garcia's surprise rise with the Cubs". Des Moines Register.
  4. ^ Mark Gonzales (July 3, 2019). "Theo Epstein threatens 'a ton of changes' if Cubs don't improve and then team calls up Robel Garcia". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Jake Crouse (July 3, 2019). "Garcia called up to Cubs amid talk of 'changes'". Retrieved July 4, 2019.

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