Weeks ago Adonis Garcia signed on with a team from the Korean Baseball Organization. Now the Braves have formerly released the infielder from their 40-man roster.
In a tweet announcing the move, the Braves noted Garcia’s desire to play in the KBO this coming season. Apparently the deal between Garcia and the LG Twins had been held up since the Braves had not released him. Maybe the Braves were influenced in making this decision after seeing the Brewers release Taylor Jungmann so he could play in Japan.
The Braves have released INF Adonis García from their roster in connection with his desire to play in South Korea for the 2018 season.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) January 10, 2018
Orginaly signed by the Yankees in 2012, Garcia was signed in 2015 as a free agent by the Braves.
In parts of three seasons with the Braves, Garcia appeared in 244 games sporting a .267/.300/.414 batting line with 29 home runs and 110 RBI. He was a marginal player between 2015 and 2016 and struggled mightily in 2017. His last season with the Braves was made up of 52 games when healthy with a .237/.273/.347 line and five home runs and 19 RBI.
By the time Garcia returned to the team late in the year it was clear he was not in their future.