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White Sox call up Avisail Garcia to replace Alex Rios

Aug 9, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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Immediately after trading Alex Rios to the Rangers this afternoon the White Sox called up Avisail Garcia to replace him in their outfield, adding the 22-year-old less than two weeks after they acquired him from the Tigers in the Jake Peavy deal.

Garcia is an interesting player in that he’s been young for every level of competition and has hit  .340 between Double-A and Triple-A, but he’s also drawn just 19 walks in those 96 games while striking out 74 times and hitting a modest 12 homers.

If he grows into a bit more power and develops a more patient approach at the plate he could be a middle-of-the-order bat long term.

  1. Detroit Michael - Aug 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Good luck, White Sox fans. Garcia is an intriguing, exciting player if he can stop hitting so many balls on the ground.

  2. Eternal Optimist - Aug 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    The Chicago press can dust off all of their old Starlin Castro prognostication and results articles and be covered for the next 3 years.

  3. 2016olympics - Aug 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Rick Hahn pulled off nothing short of a miracle, when he dumped Peavy’s full salary AND got Garcia back along with 3 additional prospects. Moving Rios made sense, now hopefully there is a team out there who will take Dunn.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 9, 2013 at 5:13 PM

      Pinstripes are slimming, Dunn looks to have the making of a fine Yankee.

  4. jamezz23 - Aug 9, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Sucks that Detroit dealt him, I loved to watch him play. Good power, good speed, just needs to get experience at the mlb level.

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