Orioles dump Karim Garcia

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Orioles late Wednesday released veteran outfielder Karim Garcia.

NY Yankees 3, Toronto 2

TORONTO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Karim Garcia doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Jose Contreras pitched seven innings Thursday night, leading New York past Toronto, 3-2.

NY Yankees 6, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, June 30 (UPI) -- Karim Garcia hit a two-run homer Monday as the New York Yankees overcame four errors en route to a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Indians activate Garcia

CLEVELAND, June 23 (UPI) -- Cleveland Indians outfielder Karim Garcia, who has missed more than six weeks with a left wrist injury, has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.

Cleveland 2, Cincinnati 0

SARASOTA, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Ricardo Rodriguez and three relievers combined on a six-hitter Sunday as the Cleveland Indians blanked the Cincinnati Reds, 2-0.

Karim Garcia signs with Indians

CLEVELAND, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Karim Garcia, who posted huge offensive numbers in limited action for the Cleveland Indians last season, avoided arbitration Friday by signing a one-year contra
Karim Garcia

Gustavo Karim Garcia (born October 29, 1975 in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently playing for the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization. García played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1995-1997), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998), Detroit Tigers (1999-2000), Baltimore Orioles (2000, 2004), Cleveland Indians (2001, 2002-2003), New York Yankees (2002-2003), and New York Mets (2004). He bats and throws left-handed. He is also known as "The Latino Bambino."

Garcia is known for being the player traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Luis Gonzalez and cash. Gonzalez went on to hit 57 home runs in 2001 and lead the Diamondbacks to the World Series. Garcia went on to become a career journeyman, lasting only one full season with the Tigers in 1999 (with 14 home runs) and playing just 8 games with them in 2000.

García is also remembered for an incident in the 2003 ALCS at Fenway Park, when he jumped into the bullpen to assist Yankees teammate Jeff Nelson in a fight with a groundskeeper. In a ten-season major league career, Garcia posted a .241 batting average with 66 home runs and 212 RBI in 488 games played. His first career home run came off of Osvaldo Fernandez at Candlestick Park in 1997.

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