In 2009, Yimi Garcia began his minor league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In his first professional season with the DSL Dodgers, he had a 1.67 ERA in 54 innings, but his ERA rose to 7.04 in 13 games for the AZL Dodgers in 2010.
In 2011, he struck out 71 batters in 52 1/3 innings for the Ogden Raptors, and he had 16 saves, a 2.92 ERA, and 82 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings for the Great Lakes Loons and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2012.
In 60 1/3 innings with the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2013, he has 19 saves, a 2.54 ERA, and 85 strikeouts.
He was awarded an AFL Rising Star after the season, and prior to 2014, MLB.com listed him as the Dodgers’ 14th best prospect. He began 2014 with the Albuquerque Isotopes of Triple-A.
Garcia debuted in the major leagues for the Dodgers on September 1, 2014, after being promoted from AAA that day due to roster expansion.
He pitched two scoreless innings as a relief in a game against the Washington Nationals, facing a minimum of six batters and allowing only one baserunner.
Bryce Harper’s single was erased on a double play grounder; his first strikeout victim was Anthony Rendon; in the bottom of the ninth inning, he was replaced by pinch-hitter Joc Pederson, who was also making his debut.
In eight games, he had no decisions and a 1.80 ERA while pitching a total of ten innings.
How Old Is Yimi Garcia?
Yimi Garcia is 31 years old. He was born on August 18, 1990.