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Adonis Garcia | Third Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Adonis Garcia went 3-for-5 and hit his sixth homer Wednesday against the Rockies.
Garcia has shown ample pop, but he has a .256 OBP in 114 at-bats and he's a bad defender at third. He's due to become a backup next week when Hector Olivera arrives in the majors. Aug 26 - 11:31 PM

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Adonis Garcia hit his fourth homer Thursday as the Braves edged the Marlins 9-8 on Thursday.

Garcia hit three homers in 331 at-bats in Triple-A. He has four in just 50 at-bats in the majors. Still, his average stands at .220 and he's drawn just two walks in his 14 games. Hector Olivera figures to be an upgrade at third base for the Braves once he's healthy.
Aug 6 - 10:57 PM

Adonis Garcia sent the Braves home happy with a walk-off two-run home run in the 12th inning against the Giants on Monday.

The Braves had fallen behind 8-7 in the top half of the frame, but Garcia played hero when he drilled a two-run shot to right-center against Ryan Vogelsong. He finished 2-for-6 on the night with a double along with the homer. In 11 games in the majors this season, he has nine hits in 40 plate appearances. Six of those nine hits are extra-base hits (three doubles, three homers).
Aug 3 - 11:14 PM

Adonis Garcia hit a solo home run in the ninth inning, but the Braves lost in 11 frames to the Orioles on Monday.

Garcia finished 2-for-5 overall. His home run, off of Zach Britton, broke a scoreless tie and put the Braves in position to sneak away with a win but Jim Johnson blew the save in the bottom half of the inning. The 30-year-old Cuban has homered in back-to-back games.
Jul 27 - 10:36 PM

Braves recalled INF/OF Adonis Garcia to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The 30-year-old journeyman was hitting .284/.314/.369 with three homers and 47 RBI in 87 contests at Triple-A. He'll provide bench depth for the Braves.
Jul 25 - 3:21 PM

Braves optioned INF/OF Adonis Garcia to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Garcia had just two plate appearances while up with the big club, striking out in one and drawing a walk in the other. Ian Thomas has replaced him on the roster.
May 22 - 4:58 PM

Braves purchased the contract of INF/OF Adonis Garcia from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Garcia, 30, earned the promotion by batting .351/.380/.455 over 34 games for Gwinnett. The Cuban defector gives the Braves versatility and will be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
May 18 - 4:59 PM

Yankees outfield prospect Adonis Garcia will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after having surgery Thursday to repair a broken left wrist.

The injury occurred during batting practice Sunday. A Cuban defector, Garcia didn't have a shot at an Opening Day roster spot despite the Yanks' depth issues in the outfield. He ended the 2012 season at Double-A.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 08:36:00 PM

Yankees signed OF Adonis Garcia to a minor league contract.

It was reported back in early March that the A's made an offer of around $16 million to Garcia, but that was clearly way off base. The 26-year-old wound up inking a deal worth just $400,000 on Wednesday with the Yanks. He'll report to extended spring training at some point soon.
Thu, May 3, 2012 09:18:00 AM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle was told that the Athletics did not make an offer to Cuban infielder-outfielder Adonis Garcia.

Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald reported Thursday that the A's were willing to offer around $16 million, but that report was denied in the "strongest possible terms" to Slusser. Garcia, who became a free agent last month, also reportedly received an offer from the Yankees.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 03:36:00 PM

Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald reports that Cuban player Adonis Garcia has offers from the Athletics and Yankees.

The Athletics are willing to offer around $18 million over six years while the Yankees would offer $16 million. Garcia, who became a free agent last month, could decide on a team as soon as next week. The 26-year-old has experience as an infielder and outfielder in Cuba and spent this winter with the Magellan Navigators of the Venezuelan League.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 02:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Adonis Garcia
LF1Nick Swisher
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Shelby Miller
3Mike Minor
4Williams Perez
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Matt Wisler
7Manny Banuelos
8Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Andrew McKirahan
3Peter Moylan
4Ross Detwiler
5Brandon Cunniff
6Matt Marksberry
7Edwin Jackson
8Sugar Ray Marimon
9Chris Withrow
10Shae Simmons
11Jason Grilli
12Paco Rodriguez