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New York Yankees minor league prospect Deivi Garcia strikes out nine in combined no-hitter for Double-A Trenton.

The New York Yankees have some great prospects for the future, and one of them is 20-year-old right-handed pitcher Deivi Garcia.

On Monday, Garcia pitched a gem for Double-A Trenton. He tossed nine strikeouts in five innings, which is the better part of a combined no-hitter. It was only the fourth no-hitter in the history of the minor league ballclub.

Garcia is the fourth-ranked prospect for the Yankees organization.

The Trenton Thunder got the rest of their no-hitter complete with performances from Domingo Acevedo and Daniel Alvarez. Acevedo came in for the Thunder and struck out two batters through two innings. Alvarez then came in to close it out, striking out one through two innings to complete the historic achievement for the Thunder.

Garcia now holds a 2.68 ERA through nine starts for Trenton.

Since he was called up from Single-A Tampa, Garcia has done nothing but impress. Last year, Garcia spent time with three different minor league clubs, where he struck out 105 batters and held a 2.55 ERA through 74 innings pitched.

His pitching coach, Tim Norton, praised Garcia last week after he struck out 15 batters in a start that only lasted six innings.

“Of course, it is his stuff, but it’s also his attitude out there,” Norton told Brian Stultz of “He feels like he is better than everyone else and that goes a long way, especially when you have elite stuff. … I see the mound presence he has and he’s not scared one bit.”

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.