Luis Amado García, born on born January 30, 1987, is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers, and St. Louis Cardinals.
García was originally signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as an amateur free agent in 2004, at the age of 16. His initial MLB call-up occurred on July 9, 2013. García made his big league debut the next day, versus the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. That day, he pitched one scoreless inning, in relief of Phillies ace, Cliff Lee.
García has had two stints playing professional baseball, initially from 2006 to 2010, and from 2013 to the present. During the period in between stints, García was mostly out of baseball, working in the barbering and moving businesses, save for a brief, rocky 2012 comeback attempt in independent ball.
On December 12, 2020, García signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees organization. He was assigned to the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders to begin the 2021 season. In 18 appearances with Scranton, García logged a 1–2 record and 3.63 ERA. He was granted his released by the Yankees on July 6.
On July 9, 2021, García signed a major league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. García debuted for the Cardinals against the Chicago Cubs on the same day and hit the first batter he faced, Willson Contreras, in the head with a fastball. On December 1, 2021, García signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Padres.
There are no details about whether he has children or not. He may be may or may not have children. There are also no rumors about his children.