Avisail Antonio Garcia Yaguarin plays right field for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. He was a member of the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and Milwaukee Brewers in Major League Baseball. In 2012, he debuted in the big leagues.
In 2011 and 2012, the Detroit Tigers welcomed Garcia to spring training. He was named to the Tigers’ 40-man roster following the 2011 season.
He was voted the Tigers’ Minor League Player of the Year in 2012, and he made his big-league debut on August 31, 2012. In 23 games, he hit .319 and made the postseason roster, playing in the League Division Series, League Championship Series, and 2012 World Series.
Garcia batted .261 with a double and four RBIs in 23 postseason at-bats.
He was given the nickname “Little Miggy” because of his striking likeness to former teammate Miguel Cabrera. Both players are 6 feet 4 inches (1.9 m) tall, weigh 240 pounds (110 kg), bat right-handed, and are Venezuelans, albeit Cabrera has a slight advantage in the batting department.
Garcia had a chance to make the Tigers’ opening-day roster heading into the 2013 season, but his chances were dashed when he was placed on the 15-day injured list (DL) with a heel contusion on March 26 (retroactive to March 22).
When Austin Jackson was placed on the disabled list, he was called up to the Tigers. Garcia’s first major league home run was hit on May 15th.
Does Avisaíl García Have Any Kids?
Avisaíl García and his wife have two children. A daughter called Annarella and a son named Avi.