Kevin Garner

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Kevin Wayne Garner

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Kevin Garner was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1984 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos out of high school. He went to college and was drafted in the 1st round of the 1987 amateur draft by the San Diego Padres with the 10th overall pick after attending the University of Texas.

Garner was a DH/P (6 games pitched, 36 overall) for the Spokane Indians in 1987 and an outfielder who pitched only 2 games for the Riverside Red Wave in 1988. He missed the 1990 season with an injury and hardly played the field after that, playing as a DH and occasionally at first base.

On March 31, 1991 Garner was traded by the Padres with Joey Cora and Warren Newson to the Chicago White Sox for Adam Peterson and Steve Rosenberg. He spent that season in AA with the Birmingham Barons, and in 1992 joined the Cincinnati Reds, with whom he reached AAA for the first time that season. He them moved to the Montreal Expos midway through the 1993 season and saw action for both the AA Chattanooga Lookouts and AAA Ottawa Lynx that year. His final season in organized baseball was in 1994 with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, and with the Petroleros de Minatitlan in the Mexican League. He then played in the independent leagues from 1995 to 1998, in the Northern League.

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