Jaime García retires from baseball
Jon Morosi has reported that veteran left-handed pitcher Jaime García is set to retire from baseball after a career than spanned more than a decade from 2008-18.
Jaime García is expected to retire from @MLB, source confirms multiple reports. He won a World Series ring with the @Cardinals in 2011, when he joined Fernando Valenzuela as the only Mexican-born pitchers to start in the World Series. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 9, 2019
García is only 32 years-old so the retirement is somewhat surprising, but injuries have severely limited him the past few seasons. He finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2010.
He pitched for the Cardinals for eight years and also spent time with the Twins, Cubs, Yankees, Braves, and Blue Jays–while racking up 1,135 innings in the big leagues, compiling a 3.85 ERA with 925 strikeouts and 369 walks.
More importantly, he won a championship with the Cardinals in 2011. As Morosi notes, García joined Fernando Valenzuela as the only Mexican-born pitchers to start a World Series game.