The St. Louis Cardinals have announced their purchase of the contract of outfielder Adolis Garcia, who will be in uniform for tonight’s series opener at Miami. The move was necessitated by Tyler O’Neill being placed on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation of the groin area.
The 25-year old Garcia was hitting .269 (94-for-350) with 21 HR and 67 RBIs in 98 games this season at Memphis (AAA) and was just named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for July, as well as earning Minor League Player of the Month for the Cardinals.
Assigned uniform number 28, Garcia will become the seventh player to make his MLB debut with the Cardinals this season. He will join the group of Jordan Hicks, Yario Muñoz, Tyler O’Neill, Austin Gomber, Daniel Poncedeleon, and Dakota Hudson.
Garcia was signed as a minor league free agent out of Ciego de Avila, Cuba, in February of 2017.
The move of O’Neill to the disabled list is retroactive to August 4th. In his four game of play since being recalled, the rookie was hitting .636 (7-11) and had made a pair of highlight reel plays in the outfield.
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