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Avisail Garcia was brought up to the majors in late August after spending most of 2012 with Lakeland (.289/.324/.447 in 67 G) and the AA Erie SeaWolves (.312/.345/.465 in 55 G).

He had 8 triples, 78 runs, 23 thefts in 31 tries, 15 assists, and 18 walks to 95 strikeouts in the minors this season. On August 31st, he made his major league debut against the Chicago White Sox, entering as a rightfielder in the eighth inning and never reaching the plate.

Avisaíl García
Avisaíl García

The next day, Avisail Garcia drew a start in right field and went 1-for-3 with an RBI against the Red Sox. His first time up, he walked against Francisco Liriano.

Later, he drove in Delmon Young with a single off Nate Jones. In September, he received frequent play as Detroit’s right fielder, hitting .319/.379/.319 in 23 games. In the first two rounds of the 2012 postseason, he went 6 for 18 with a double and four RBI.

Only two players have started a World Series Game 1 with fewer regular-season games than Garcia: Joe Sewell (22 games, 1920) and Livan Hernandez (18 games, 1997), nearly breaking the record for a position player.

In the World Series, Avisail Garcia went 0 for 5 with a walk as the Tigers were swept by the Giants.

What Country Is Avisail Garcia From?

Avisail Garcia is from Venezuela.