For a two week period in July 2007, Anderson Garcia was on the Phillies roster. That was long enough for him to appear in one game on July 7th, pitching 2/3 of an inning, and to take part in the team's annual Photo Day promotion on July 14th. Following that July 14th game, Garcia was optioned back down to the Triple-A Ottawa Lynx, never to return to the big leagues. As photos of Garcia in a Phillies uniform were scarce back in 2007, I used the picture I took on that Photo Day for his 2007 Chachi card published here for the first time.
Signed as an amateur free agent in April 2001 by the Yankees, Garcia pitched professionally for 8 seasons within the Yankees, Mets, Orioles, Phillies and Mariners organizations.
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'2" Weight: 180
Born: March 23, 1981, Santo Domingo, DR
Signed: Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent, April 25, 2001
Major League Teams: Phillies 2007
Professional Affiliations: New York Yankees 2001-2003; New York Mets 2003-2006; Baltimore Orioles 2006; Phillies 2007; Seattle Mariners 2008; Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (Independent) 2010
1 game, 2/3 inning, 2 hits, 1 run allowed, 13.50 ERA
Acquired: January 5, 2007 - Selected off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.
Debut and Final Game: July 7, 2007 - Relieved Brian Sanches in the 7th inning in Colorado, recording two outs and allowing hits to Todd Helton and Troy Tulowitzki. J.C. Romero relieved Garcia, surrendering a single that scored Helton.
Departed: February 16, 2008 - Selected off waivers by the Seattle Mariners.
2 Garcia Baseball Cards in My Collection
2007 Multi-Ad Reading Phillies #6
2007 Choice Ottawa Lynx #10
2007 Chachi #43
First Mainstream Card: 2006 Topps 52 #306
First Topps Base Card: N/A
Last Mainstream Card: 2006 Upper Deck #1124
Other Notable Cards: 2003 Choice Battle Creek Yankees #8, 2006 Choice Norfolk Tides #13
Sources: Baseball Reference and The Trading Card Database
Phillies Missing Links of the 2000s
1 Kirk Bullinger
2 Chris Pritchett
3 Bryan Ward
4 Mark Holzemer
5 Turner Ward
6 P.J. Forbes
7 Matt Walbeck
8 Kelly Stinnett
9 Valerio de los Santos
10 Josh Hancock
11 Brian Powell
12 Paul Abbott
13 Todd Jones
14 A.J. Hinch
15 Ramon Martinez
16 Matt Kata
17 Aquilino Lopez
18 Adam Bernero
19 Jose Hernandez
20 Randall Simon
21 Anderson Garcia
This is a continuing series looking at those players who spent time with the Phillies but possess no baseball card proof of their time in Philadelphia. In some cases, the First and Last Mainstream cards listed above have been subjectively chosen if multiple cards were released in that year.