The Detroit Tigers today selected righthanded pitcher Rony Garcia from the New York Yankees with the No. 1 pick of the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
Garcia, 21, split the 2019 season between Single A Tampa and Double A Trenton. He was twice named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week in 2019, first for the week ending July 14 after throwing 8.0 shutout innings with four hits allowed and eight strikeouts on July 12 at Reading.
A native of Mao, Dominican Republic, Garcia was originally signed by the Yankees as an international free agent.
With the selection of Garcia, the Tigers 40-man roster is now at 38.