Luis Garcia, Relief Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies, #57
Date of Birth: 1/30/1987
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Luis Garcia, relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, first signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in January, 2004. He pitched in the Dodgers' minor league system from 2006 through 2008. He was traded to the Washington Nationals on August 31, 2009, and he continued to play in the minors.
Garcia became a free agent on November 6, 2010. No teams signed him and he didn't play at all in 2011 and 2012.
The Phillies signed Garcia to a minor league contract on March 25, 2013. He split his time in 2013 between the majors and the minors. In 24 games with the Phillies, he had a 3.73 ERA in 31.1 innings. The following season, he pitched in just 13 games with the Phillies. The rest of the time he was on the DL with a forearm strain and in the minors.
Garcia had a full season with the Phillies in 2015. He finished the season with 4 wins and 6 losses, 2 saves, 63 strikeouts to 37 walks, and a 3.51 ERA in 66.2 innings in 72 games.
Garcia spent most of the 2016 season in the minors. He had a 6.46 ERA in 15.1 innings in 17 games with the Phillies.
Career pitching statistics for Garcia through 2016 include:
- 126 games played
- 127.1 innings pitched
- 7-8 win-loss record
- 112 strikeouts to 81 walks
- 4.24 ERA