Isa Garcia to play in the XXXVII World Cup

Palm Cardinals' second baseman Isa Garcia has been selected to represent his native country of Panama in the XXXVII International BAseball Federation (IBAF), World Cup in Taipei China.

Founded in 1938, the IBAF is the International BAseball Federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Established since 1994 in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, the IBAF organizes the Baseball World Cup, World Championships in their different categories, the Intercontinental Cup and the Baseball Olympic Tournament, securing the development and expansion of this sport all over the world.

Selected in the 34th round (1,036th overall) of the June, 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Garcia was the 2006 Appy Batting League Champ and ranked 37th by the Birdhouse in the 2006 Annual Top 40 St. Louis Cardinals prospects rankings

This past season, Garcia hit a combined .262 with five home runs and 33 RBI in 102 games and 347 plate appearances between the Swing of Quad Cities and the Palm Beach Cardinals.

The World Cup will be held this year in Chinese Taipei from November 6-18.

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