LOS ANGELES -- There's a generation of Dominican boys that grew up wanting to be the next Pedro Martinez, and Yimi Garcia is one of them.
He wanted no part of carpenter life like his father or hospital work like his mother. And he wanted to leave the island -- an opportunity afforded to few in his hometown of Moca, in the highlands.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.