Cardinals Make Bet On Jose Adolis Garcia

Cardinals Organization Report

JUPITER, Fla.—For the first time, the Cardinals are seeing the rewards of an increased international presence arrive at big league camp, but even as general manager John Mozeliak surveyed his top prospects, half of which came from international sources, he saw something missing.

Cuban Jose Adolis Garcia might be the answer.

Garcia, who turned 24 shortly after signing, agreed to a $2.5 million deal with the Cardinals in late February and immediately reported to big league camp. The younger brother of Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia will appear in spring training games as soon as he receives a work visa.

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