Yimi García

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Yimi García
Yimi García on September 6, 2015.jpg
García with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017.
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 63
Relief Pitcher
Born: (1990-08-18) August 18, 1990 (age 28)
Moca, Espaillat, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 2014, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
(through June 8, 2019)
Win–loss record4–9
Earned run average3.84
Career highlights and awards

Yimi García (born August 18, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Professional Career[edit]

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

He signed with the Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 2009[1] and spent one season with the Dominican Summer League Dodgers before joining the domestic leagues with the Arizona League Dodgers in 2010 and Ogden Raptors in 2011.[2] In 2012, he had a 3.02 ERA in 40 games with the Great Lakes Loons, including 14 saves. In a late season promotion to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes he had a 2.53 ERA in 9 games.[2] In 2013, he was 4-6 with a 2.54 ERA and 19 saves in 49 games with the AA Chattanooga Lookouts.[2]

The Dodgers added him to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013 and promoted him to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. In 47 games for the Isotopes, he was 4-2 with a 3.10 ERA.[3] He was called up to the Dodgers on September 1, 2014. He made his debut that night, in the eighth inning, against the Washington Nationals. He gave up a hit to the first batter he faced, Bryce Harper, and logged his first strikeout in the Major Leagues, working 2 innings and not giving up any runs.[4] He pitched in eight games for the Dodgers, allowing only two earned runs in 10 innings. He also struck out nine batters while walking only one. Both of the runs he allowed were on solo homers (by Brandon Barnes and Michael McKenry, both of the Rockies).[5]

In 2015, he appeared in 59 games for the Dodgers (and also made one start) and was 3–5 with a 3.34 ERA.[6] He appeared in just nine games the following season, pitching 8 ​13 innings with a 3.24 ERA.[1] He was shutdown on April 22 with right biceps soreness and experienced a setback on his rehab assignment on July 29, ending his season.[7] He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in September[8] and then on October 25 he underwent Tommy John surgery.[9] Despite missing the entire 2017 season, the Dodgers signed him to a $630,000 one-year contract for 2018, to avoid salary arbitration.[10]

Garcia returned to the majors on May 3, 2018.[11] The following day, against the San Diego Padres at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey, he pitched a scoreless eighth inning and was one of four pitchers involved in a combined no-hitter as the Dodgers won 4–0.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Yimi Garcia Statistics & History". Baseball Reference.
  2. ^ a b c "Yimi Garcia Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball Reference.
  3. ^ Reuters (September 2, 2014). "Los Angeles Dodgers - TeamReport". Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Stephen, Eric (September 1, 2014). "Nationals tee off on Roberto Hernandez, hold on to beat Dodgers". True Blue LA. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "Yimi Garcia 2014 pitching gamelogs". Baseball Reference.
  6. ^ "2015 Los Angeles Dodgers Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Hoornstra, J.P. (August 7, 2016). "The Dodgers believe Yimi Garcia's 2016 season is over". LA Daily News. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Hoornstra, J.P. (September 7, 2016). "Dodgers pitcher Yimi Garcia has surgery". Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  9. ^ Stephen, Eric (December 15, 2016). "Yimi Garcia likely out for 2017 after Tommy John surgery". SB Nation. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Dodgers reach $630,000, 1-year deal with Garcia, hire staff". AP News. December 1, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Ryu goes on DL; Garcia rejoins LA after 2 years". MLB.com. May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Gurnick, Ken (May 4, 2018). "Dodgers combine for against Padres in Mexico". MLB. Retrieved May 4, 2018.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sean Manaea
No-hit game
May 4, 2018
(with Buehler, Cingrani & Liberatore)
Succeeded by
James Paxton