After 10 years in Major League Baseball, Jaime Garcia has announced his retirement.
The 32-year-old left-hander most recently played for the Chicago Cubs but memorably spent his eight most productive seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. From 2008-16, Garcia posted a 3.57 ERA and 62-45 record over 896 innings as part of a rotation that included Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright.
In 2011, Garcia became the second Mexican-born pitcher to start a World Series game after Fernando Valenzuela broke the barrier in 1981.
Garcia played an integral role in St. Louis' championship win that season, including a seven-inning gem in Game 2 of the Fall Classic. The Cardinals wound up losing the contest despite Garcia holding the Texas Rangers scoreless while striking out seven.
After missing the entire 2009 campaign due to Tommy John surgery, Garcia struggled to stay healthy in subsequent seasons, throwing more than 190 innings once in his career.
Traded by the Cardinals prior to the 2017 season, Garcia made appearances with the Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and Cubs.