The New York Yankees have continued purging the upper levels of their minor league system by releasing outfielder Adonis Garcia.
Signed out of Cuba in 2012 at age 27 for $400,000, Garcia made it to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre by 2013. However, his career stalled over two seasons with the RailRiders, despite hitting .296/.338/.431 with 12 home runs in 136 games.
Garcia posted strong numbers over 86 games in 2014, hitting .319 with nine home runs, but it was never enough to earn him a call-up to the major leagues.
The move is hardly unexpected, as the 29-year-old Garcia had no clear path to at-bats in Triple-A behind Slade Heathcott, Ramon Flores, Tyler Austin, and Ben Gamel. He has past experience at third base, but Jonathan Galvez and Rob Segedin have the RailRiders covered at the hot corner as well.
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