Yimi García is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, and Houston Astros in Major League Baseball. He signed as an amateur free agent with the Dodgers in 2009 and made his MLB debut in 2014.
Garcia signed as an amateur free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2009 and spent one season with the Dominican Summer League Dodgers before joining the Arizona League Dodgers in 2010 and the Ogden Raptors in 2011.
In 40 games with the Great Lakes Loons in 2012, he had a 3.02 earned run average (ERA) and 14 saves. He recorded a 2.53 ERA in nine games for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes after being promoted late in the season. In 49 games in 2013, he had a 4–6 win–loss record, a 2.54 ERA, and 19 saves with the AA Chattanooga Lookouts.
On December 20, 2019, García signed a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. He pitched 15 innings in 14 appearances for the Marlins in 2020, striking out 19, for an ERA of 0.60. García posted a 3.47 ERA and struck out 35 over 39 games, in 36+1⁄3 innings, for the Marlins in 2021.
On July 28, 2021, Garcia was traded from the Marlins to the Astros in exchange for minor league outfielder Bryan De La Cruz and pitcher Austin Pruitt.
With Houston in 2021, García was 1–2 with a 5.48 ERA. In 23 relief appearances, he pitched 21+1⁄3 innings, striking out 25 batters. On November 3, 2021, García was declared a free agent. On December 1, 2021, García signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Garcia has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.