Yimi García. ..Has a son named Jimmy...Signed as a non-drafted free agent Jan. 29, 2009, by the Dodgers...Signed by scout Bienvenido Tavarez...Is the first player in franchise history to wear number 93 on his uniform.
His career-high 22 holds were tied for ninth most in the AL...Tied a personal best with four wins (also in 2021)... Went ER-free in 48 of his 61 outings... Made his Toronto debut April 8 vs. TEX, throwing 1.0 scoreless inning with a walk on 20 pitches (12 strikes)... Struck out three of four batters faced on June 19 vs. NYY to earn his first win as a Blue Jay as the team rallied for a 10-9 comeback win... Placed on the injured list from June 22-July 7 with a left back strain... Picked up his first save as a Blue Jay with a perfect ninth inning on Aug. 20 at NYY... Pitched a scoreless 10th and 11th to earn his third win on Aug. 30 vs. CHC.
Split the 2021 season between the Marlins and Astros, pitching to a 4-9 record with a 4.21 ERA (27 ER/57.2 IP), 18 walks, 60 strikeouts and a 1.16 WHIP...Converted 15 of his 18 save opportunities (all with Miami)...Had only two career saves prior to the season...Made 10 appearances for Houston during the postseason, going 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA (7 ER/9.0 IP), including three walks and eight strikeouts.
Yimi (yee-mee) Garcia went 3-0 with a 0.60 ERA (1 ER/15.0 IP) in 2020, collecting one save... Allowed just nine hits in 15.0 innings, striking out 19 and walking five... Recorded his second career save on Sept. 11 against Philadelphia. His only previous save came on April 24, 2015, at San Diego with the Dodgers, who were managed at the time by Don Mattingly... Set the Cubs down in order, striking out two, in the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Wild Card Series... Worked another clean eighth inning in game two to help send the Marlins to the Division Series.
Set a career-highs in appearances (64) and innings (62.1) for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019. Finished the season with a 1-4 record and 3.61 ERA, striking out 66, and held opponents to a .178 batting average while posting a 0.87 WHIP...His WHIP ranked third among NL relievers, behind only Milwaukee's Josh Hader (0.81) and St. Louis's Giovanny Gallegos (0.81)...His average against ranked fifth in the NL (seventh in MLB), and his ERA ranked 21st...After allowing 16 earned runs in 34 first-half appearances last year (despite holding opponents to just a .148 average, second-lowest among NL relievers with at least 20 first-half appearances, behind only Hader), Garcia had an excellent second half, posting a 2.96 ERA (27.1 ip/9 er), 0.99 WHIP, and .214 average against in his final 30 appearances
Appearing in the Majors for the first time since 2016 due to injury, he went 1-2 with a 5.64 ERA in 25 games… struck out 19 batters against four walks over 22.1 innings of relief ... Pitched the eighth inning of the Dodgers' combined no-hitter on May 4 against the San Diego Padres in Monterrey, Mexico, striking out two in a 1-2-3 frame…Walker Buehler started the game (6.0 IP), followed by Tony Cingrani (1.0 IP), Garcia (1.0 IP) and Adam Liberatore (1.0 IP), as the group tossed the first combined no-hitter in franchise history ... After being reinstated from the DL (recovery from Tommy John surgery) on April 25, bounced back and forth between Los Angeles and Triple-A, making five stints with the Dodgers…also placed on the DL from July 7-Aug. 24 with right forearm inflammation ... Including three rehab games, combined to go 1-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 17 minor league games (two starts) with the AZL Dodgers and OKC Dodgers.
Missed the entire season while recovering from Tommy John surgery which he underwent on Oct. 25, 2016.
Opened the season with Los Angeles and made nine relief appearances, posting a 3.24 ERA (3 ER/8.1 IP), before being placed on the DL with right biceps soreness for the rest of the season...Attempted a comeback with six rehab appearances (three starts) in July, but underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone fragment in his left knee on Sept. 6...Underwent Tommy John surgery on Oct. 25.
Made his first Opening Day roster in his second big league season, going 3-5 with one save and 3.34 ERA in 59 games (one start) in three stints with Los Angeles. ... Earned his first MLB victory on April 13 with a scoreless inning pitched in the Dodgers' 6-5 win over Seattle. ... Recorded his first big league save on April 24, 2015 , striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Padres at San Diego. ... Posted a 3.13 ERA (19 ER/54.2 IP) in 58 relief appearances and made one start on July 6 against Philadelphia, allowing two runs on four hits in 2.0 innings. ... Ranked among the NL's best relievers in WHIP (0.95, 5th), opponents' batting average (.199, 16th), opponents' on-base percentage (.242, 4th), strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.60, 3rd) and strikeout per nine innings (10.87, 15th). ... Held first batters to a .161 batting average (9-for-56) and limited opponents to a .158 batting average with runners in scoring position (6-for-38). ... Struck out 68 against just 10 walks in 56.2 innings…did not issue a walk between June 7-Sept. 28, a span of 33.2 innings over 33 games. ... Allowed only five of 22 inherited runners to score (22.7%). ... Had a streak of 12.1 scoreless innings over 12 appearances from April 10-May 10. ... Selected to the Dodgers' 2015 NLDS roster and made his first career postseason appearance against the Mets, striking out three and issuing one walk in 1.0 inning of relief • In nine minor league games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, posted a 4.22 ERA and limited opponents to a .231 batting average with 12 strikeouts in 10.2 innings.
Sixth-year professional broke into the Majors as a September call up after spending the majority of the year with Triple-A Albuquerque...Was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Sept. 1 and made his big league debut that evening against Washington at Dodger Stadium, firing 2.0 scoreless innings, while striking out one...Posted a 1.80 ERA (2 ER/10.0 IP) in 10 games for Los Angeles…registered nine strikeouts to just one walk in his 10 games…held the opposition to a .171 batting average (6-for-35)...Went 4-2 with five saves and a 3.10 ERA in 47 appearances with Triple-A Albuquerque before his promotion to the big league club...Had a span of 10 appearances (11.2 IP) from April 20-May 18 without allowing an earned run with the Isotopes...Limited right-handed hitters to a .200 batting average (28-for-14) and posted a 2.84 ERA (6 ER/19.0 IP) in 14 games after the All-Star break with Albuquerque...Won the May Dodger Pride Award, posting a 1.50 ERA (2 ER/12.0 IP) in the month, striking out 13 batters against a single walk in 10 games for the Isotopes
Spent the entire campaign with Double-A Chattanooga, going 4-6 with 19 saves and a 2.54 ERA in 49 games…tied for second in the league with 19 saves in 26 opportunities, which led all Dodger minor leaguers in 2013... Selected as a Southern League midseason All-Star after going 2-3 with 13 saves and a 2.65 ERA (10 ER/34.0 IP) during the season's first half... Limited opposing hitters to a .164 batting average, including a .136 mark against right-handed hitters (18-for-132)... Spent the entire campaign with Double-A Chattanooga, going 4-6 with 19 saves and a 2.54 ERA in 49 games…tied for second in the league with 19 saves in 26 opportunities, which led all Dodger minor leaguers in 2013... Selected as a Southern League midseason All-Star after going 2-3 with 13 saves and a 2.65 ERA (10 ER/34.0 IP) during the season's first half... Limited opposing hitters to a .164 batting average, including a .136 mark against right-handed hitters (18-for-132).
Went a combined 6-5 with a 2.92 ERA in 49 appearances with Single-A Great Lakes and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga... Struck out 82 in 52.1 combined innings... Combined to limit opposing hitters to a .238 batting average... Opened the season with Great Lakes and went 4-4 with 14 saves in 20 opportunities and a 3.02 ERA in 40 games ... before his promotion Rancho Cucamonga on Aug. 5... In nine games with Rancho, struck out 22 in 10.2 innings and limited opponents to a .175 batting average, including a .048 mark against right-handers (1-for-21 with 13 Ks).
Appeared in 20 games, including one start, with Rookie-advanced Ogden, going 4-2 with four games and a 3.10 ERA...Struck out 71 in just 52.1 innings and limited opposing hitters to a .236 average, including a .228 mark against right-handers (34-for-149)...Went 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA (8 ER/26.2 IP) and 39 Ks in 26.2 innings over six games (one start) in July to earn the Dodger Pride Award for Ogden...also selected as the May Dodger Pride Award winner for extended Spring Training
In his first season in the United States, went 1-2 with one save and a 7.04 ERA in 13 games (four starts) for the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers...Went 1-1 with a 3.71 ERA (7 ER/17.0 IP) in his four starts
Went 3-2 in 16 games (five starts) with the Rookie-level DSL Dodgers in his first professional season and ranked second on the club with a 1.67 ERA...Limited opponents to a .202 average with 51 strikeouts against just 15 walks in 54.0 innings...Posted a 0.58 ERA (2 ER/31.0 IP) in 11 relief appearances...Won the Dodger Pride Award for the DSL Dodgers for both June and July, going 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA (1 ER/19.1 IP) in eight June appearances and 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA (5 ER/23.1 IP) in five July games (three starts)