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Damaso Garcia

Damaso Garcia

On February 2, 1987, The Braves trade Craig McMurty to the Blue Jays for second baseman Damaso Garcia and pitcher Luis Leal.

The right-handers will never pitch for the team to which they are dealt, and Garcia will hit .117 in 21 games before being released by Atlanta.

Here is the backstory on the trade. On May 14, 1986, following a loss to the Oakland Athletics, Garcia burned his uniform in the hopes of ending the slump. This move angered Blue Jays manager Jimy Williams who confronted Garcia in front of the entire team and strained Garcia’s relationship with the Blue Jays.