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Leury Garcia heads to the White Sox as the player to be named later in the Alex Rios trade

Aug 11, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

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Alex Rios was traded from the White Sox to the Rangers on Friday for a player to be named later.

It is later, and that player has now been named.

Below is the announcement from the official Twitter feed of the Chicago White Sox. The pronunciation key (lay-OOH-ree) is a pretty nice touch.

Garcia, a 22-year-old shortstop prospect with good baserunning ability and a powerful throwing arm, is batting .264/.314/.409 with four home runs and 12 stolen bases through 47 games this season in the Pacific Coast League. Garcia is going to join up with Triple-A Charlotte, where he’ll likely finish out the year.

  1. eightyraw - Aug 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Powerful throwing arm, elite speed, and incredible range.

    • jbing27 - Aug 12, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      I agree. During is limited exposure with the Rangers, he looked really good. Good enough to make me wish we had a roster spot for him, but you can’t keep all the good prospects. But don’t tell NY that. Let them keep writing those checks.

  2. 13arod - Aug 11, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    White sox are stupud because with the matt thortin trade the didnt get anything good back and now they didn get anything back again GM needs to be fired

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