Jaime Garcia followed an unlikely path

Lefty has flourished in Cardinals' rotation after first being noticed in his native Mexico

Originally Published: October 4, 2011
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- It was in the trainer's room this past spring when Jaime Garcia looked Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak in the eye and told him that he wanted a commitment. This simply wasn't about money and a long-term deal. This was more. It was about life, Garcia's life and that of his family. Raised between the border of Reynosa, Mexico, and McAllen, Texas, Garcia had faced myriad challenges on his path to the big leagues. Now, he wanted to make sure his family could be safe.

So ...

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