Throughout the next couple of weeks, we here at Yanks Go Yard will be providing you with a series of posts profiling all of the New York Yankees non-roster invitees. Will any of these guys make an impact at the major league level? Maybe, maybe not. Let’s continue this now with a look at outfielder Adonis Garcia.
The 28 year-old Garcia is a Cuban defector and was signed just two seasons ago. He played in Winter league ball in Venezuela. He had a .325/.347/.502 line with 15 doubles and eight homers in 231 at-bats. Garcia had a broken wrist last spring and didn’t get to really show off his best due to it.
2013 stats (combined with rookie ball and AAA): 56 games .258/.308/.364 four homers 12 RBI
Garcia signed late in 2012 and only played in 56 games in that season as well. The Yankees must believe he has some talent in order for him to be in big league camp with such little playing experience in the minors.
Garcia will probably be in the majors if one of two things happens. One, a rash of injuries in the Yankees outfield. Two, he puts up such ridiculous numbers in AAA that the Yankees have to put him on the forty man roster and recall him if they need an extra bat. The Yankees may need an extra outfielder or two next year, and that could be when Garcia finds himself in the bigs.