When Miguel Cabrera hit the 500th home run of his MLB career, he brought the man who signed him as a professional player back to the fore.
Miguel Ángel García was responsible for the Marlins, then from Florida, who was the best international prospect over organizations like the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1967, Miguel Ángel García was a professional baseball player who had a short career in the Major Leagues and also played for 12 seasons in the LVBP.
Garcia was a left-handed pitcher who pitched just 14 games in three major league seasons. He made his debut in 1987 at the age of 20 in the California Angels uniform before moving on to the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1990 it was his last appearance in MLB and he posted an 8.41 ERA in 20 innings.
In LVBP he pitched until 1996 and a year later he became a scout with the Marlins, with whom he worked until 2001. Between 2002 and 2005 he was appointed Director of Scouts for Latin America for the Boston Red Sox and in 2006 he took up that position. with the Detroit Tigers. He was also an advisor to the Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan league.
Currently he is still linked to the Detroit organization, but as Director of Operations for Latin America.