Springfield, MO - The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Monday that INF Greg Garcia has been optioned to the Springfield Cardinals from St. Louis. Garcia is expected to be in the starting lineup for Springfield tonight as they take on the Tulsa Drillers at 7:10pm at Hammons Field.
Garcia, 25, became the 61st former Springfield Cardinal to make his Major League Debut for St. Louis when he was called up on April 28, after spending the first month of the season with the Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A). The infielder has suited up in nine games for St. Louis this season, including a pinch-hit appearance in last night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He collected his first big league hit in his first call-up of the season, knocking a double against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 30.
In between trips to the Majors, the El Cajon, California native has put together a .275 average with eight home runs and 40 RBIs through 103 games with Memphis this year. Garcia spent the entirety of 2013 with the Redbirds as well, after playing an instrumental role on the 2012 Texas League Champion Springfield Cardinals squad, hitting .284 with 10 homers and 51 RBIs through 124 games for Springfield that year.
Garcia was originally selected by the Cardinals in the 7th round of the 2010 June Draft out of the University of Hawaii, where he was a college teammate of fellow St. Louis Cardinal, 2B Kolten Wong.
Click here to get your tickets to see Greg Garcia back at Hammons Field tonight.
Pasta Express $1 Kids Toasted Ravioli Night tonight
The Cards continue the final homestand of the 2014 Regular Season tonight with Pasta Express $1 Kids Toasted Ravioli Night for all kids, 12-and-under. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
-The final homestand also features:
-Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Day on Tuesday, August 26. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
-Budweiser Commemorative 10th Season Beer Stein Giveaway (2,500, ages 21+) and "Buck a Brat" Night with $1 bratwursts all game on Thursday, August 28. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
-Fan Appreciation Day Free Vouchers for a 2015 Game and AM Pyrotechnics Friday Night Fireworks featuring the Top Hits of 2014 on Friday, August 29. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
For information about becoming a Season Ticket Holder, organizing a Group Outing, booking a The Cup Birthday Party or ordering Individual Game Tickets right now, call the Front Office at (417) 863-2143 or visit SpringfieldCardinals.com.
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Guarantee a Commemorative 10th Season Stein with a Promo Seat today
With the big Budweiser Commemorative 10th Season Beer Stein Giveaway (2,500) coming up on Thursday, August 28, now is the time to guarantee a stein with a Promo Seat Package!
The Promo Seats Package includes one Diamond Box Ticket for a game featuring a Promotional Item and guarantees that you receive one of that night's Promotional Items, plus a portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Hamels Foundation Cardinals Youth Initiative to provide tickets for area youth and non-profit organizations.
By purchasing the Promo Seats, fans will have an item reserved for them regardless of where they are in line or what time they arrive at the game. And, for the first time, out-of-town fans that order a Promo Seat Package can choose to have their Promotional Item mailed to them for an additional shipping and handling charge of $10 per item. Both out of town fans and those unable to make the game may donate their game ticket to the Hamels Foundation Cardinals Youth Initiative.
Promo Seat Packages are just $28 each and there are only 61 available for each game. Call the Ticket Office at (417) 863-2143 right now to order yours!
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