In the 2004 MLB Draft, Sports Speaker Jaime Garcia was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 30th round and in 2005 he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round of the MLB Draft. He made his major league debut on July 11, 2008 pitching two innings. After having to undergo Tommy John surgery in 2008, he returned to the majors in 2010 as the number five starter over Rich Hill. Jaime was named starting pitcher for Baseball America’s 2010 All-Rookie Team and a pitcher on the 2010 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team.
Jaime started his 2011 season as the number three starter and the Cardinals singed him to a four year contract. As a member of the 2011 World Series Champions, Jaime became the second Mexican-born pitcher to ever start a World Series. During the 2012 season he was out the rest for the year due to shoulder discomfort. He tried pushing through the pain the following year, but ultimately had to undergo season-ending surgery. Jaime was originally suppose to return the start of the 2014 season, but developed shoulder bursitis and could not pitch. In his fifth start of the season on June 8th, Jaime held the Toronto Blue Jays to seven scoreless innings to earn a 5-0 victory. Just a month later he informed the Cardinals he would have to undergo yet another shoulder surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome.
He returned to pitch in May 2015 and his first win in almost a year was on May 26th against the Arizona Diamondbacks in which he played six innings. Jaime Garcia is available for speaking engagements, sporting events, and sports clinics.