Aramis Michael Garcia (born January 12, 1993) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). The San Francisco Giants selected Garcia in the second round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.

Garcia attended Pembroke Pines Charter High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The St. Louis Cardinals selected him in the 20th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, but he did not sign a contract with them

He enrolled at Florida International University (FIU) to play college baseball for the FIU Panthers.[2] In 2012 and 2013, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[3][4] In 2014, Garcia batted .368/.442/.626 and was named the Conference USA Baseball Player of the Year[5][6] and a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award

The San Francisco Giants selected Garcia in the second round, with the 52nd overall selection, of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. The Giants signed Garcia to a contract with a $1.1 million signing bonus.[1][8] In his first professional season, he played for both the AZL Giants and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, posting a combined .225 batting average with two home runs and 15 RBIs. He began the 2015 season with the Augusta GreenJackets of the Class A South Atlantic League,

Garcia appeared to leave Monday's game against the Giants after aggravating an existing finger injury, but he remained in the game after retrieving additional padding from the dugout, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

Garcia will try to gut this one out after clearly irritating his left middle finger injury. He initially had trouble catching a few of Hunter Greene's pitches, but after grabbing the extra padding, he was able to remain in the contest.

After Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle pitched nine shutout innings in the Reds win on Tuesday over the Arizona Diamondbacks, he stood in the interview room and answered questions about the best start of his career.

Mahle explained why his fastball was so effective. He described why his season has turned around in June. When the questions were over, Mahle had one more point he wanted to make.

Garcia already knew that Mahle felt that way about his work behind the plate. Mahle had told him that during the game. Mahle also looked at Garcia in the dugout at one point and asked him how he was “reading (Mahle’s) mind.” Continue reading

Mahle struck out 12 batters without issuing a single walk versus the Diamondbacks. Garcia had Mahle move his fastball all around the strike zone. He had Mahle set up splitters low and away. He had Mahle increase the usage of his cutter.