Dustin Thomas Garneau (GARR-noh)...On Twitter: @dusgar13 ... Prepped locally at San Pedro High School (San Pedro, CA) and played collegiately with Cal State Fullerton ... Has appeared in big leagues with Rockies (2015-17; 68 games), A's (2017; 19 games) and White Sox (2018; 1 game)... In 88 MLB games, batting .194 (49/252) with 17 doubles, five home runs and 24 RBI...Has logged a .993 career fielding percentage behind the plate while throwing out 40% of basestealers (17 of 42) ... Originally selected by Colorado in 19th round of 2009 First-Year Player Draft and spent first eight-plus seasons of professional career in Rockies organization before claimed off waivers by Oakland (Aug. 4, 2017). Drafted out of Cal State Fullerton where he majored in kinesiology ... Was Titans primary catcher his junior and senior seasons (2008-09) ... Named to 2008 Fullerton Regional All-Tournament Team ... Named an All-Big West Honorable Mention in 2009 ... One of seven players from CSUF drafted in 2009, including Oakland outfielder Khris Davis ... As a senior at San Pedro HS, hit .433 (39-for-90) earning first-team selections in Marine League and All-Area squad... Also a two-time All-Area and All-City football player.
Opened 2018 campaign in Oakland's system with Triple-A Nashville...Appeared in 22 games with the Sounds before claimed off waivers by White Sox on May 24th...Assigned to Triple-A Charlotte and played in 45 games with the Knights slashing .252/.340/.468...Recalled by Chicago August 3rd to serve as backup catcher while Kevan Smith (claimed by Angels in 2018 off-season) was on paternity list...Garneau appeared in one game with White Sox (Aug. 5 at Tampa Bay).
Was on the Opening Day roster with Colorado and hit .206 with a home run and six RBI in 22 games before he was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque May 16…was claimed off waivers by Oak-land Aug. 4 and batted .159 with a home run and three RBI in 19 games with the A's…hit .188 with two home runs and nine RBI in a career-high 41 games overall…batted .087 at the Coliseum and .162 at Coors Field for a combined .133 batting average in his home ballparks…hit .250 on the road…batted .217 (13-for-60) with both of his home runs against left-handed pitching com-pared to .154 (8-for-52) against right-handers…slugged .400 against lefties, .212 against right-ies…started 33 games at catcher (15 with the A's) and tossed out 5-of-14 (35.7%) attempted base stealers (3-of-6, 50.0% with the A's)…has thrown out 15-of-39 (38.4%) in his career…went 8-for-12 (.667) with three doubles and a home run when putting the first pitch in play…hit .120 with runners in scoring position and was 1-for-12 (.083) with RISP and two outs…is a .157 (8-for-51) career hitter with RISP, including .095 (2-for-21) with RISP and two outs…was 0-for-3 as a pinch hitter and is 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in the pinch in his career.
Made three stints with Colorado while spending the rest of the season with Triple-A Albuquerque...Batted .235 (16-for-68) with six doubles, one home run and six RBI across three stints with the Rockies...Made three starts in his first stint with the club in April and went 4-for-10 (.400) with one run, one RBI and two walks...Hit his only home run of the season May 26 at Boston, part of a 2-for-4 day with a double, home run and two RBI...Batted .292 (54-for-185) with 31 runs, 11 doubles, 15 home runs, 35 RBI, 16 walks, 43 strikeouts and two stolen bases in 52 games with Albuquerque.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Albuquerque before making his Major League debut on Aug. 20 vs. Washington and remaining on the big league roster for the rest of the season. Collected his first Major League hit in his first at-bat off right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer, Aug. 20 vs. Washington. Hit his first Major League home run Sept. 9 at San Diego off right-handed pitcher James Shields … hit his second home run in his next start, Sept. 11 at Seattle. Collected the first multi-hit game of his career Sept. 18 vs. San Diego. Batted .274 (83-for-303) with 44 runs, 16 doubles, 15 home runs, 62 RBI and 28 walks in 81 games with Triple-A Albuquerque. Earned his second-straight non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training in 2015.
Split time between Triple-A Colorado Springs and Double-A Tulsa, where he was named a Texas League Midseason All-Star. In 34 games with Tulsa, hit .270 (31-for-115) with seven doubles, two home runs and 20 RBIs to earn his first All-Star nod. Was promoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs in June, where he played 44 games. Between the two teams, Garneau combined to play in 78 games and bat .240 (63-for-263) with 16 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 42 RBIs. Threw out 32% of attempted base stealers (24-of-75) between Double-A and Triple-A in 2014, including 32.7-percent of attempted base stealers (16-of-49) at Triple-A.
Hit .236 (77-for-326) for Double-A Tulsa, playing in 96 games...was his first career season at Double-A...made 76 starts behind the dish...also played two games at first base and the remainder at designated hitter...hit .233 (63-for-270) with 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 34 RBI as a catcher...Hit .274 (20-for-73) with 6 doubles, 3 home runs, 14 RBI and a .507 SLG against left-handed pitching...Batted .167 (8-for-48) in 15 games for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League...had 2 doubles, 4 home runs and 8 RBI during his AFL stint.
Spent the entire season with High-A Modesto, starting 82 games behind the plate...caught 31.9% (31-for-97) baserunners attempting to steal on him.
Made his fourth stop in his three professional seasons, spending the entire season with Low-A Asheville as the primary catcher...finished fourth in the South Atlantic League in slugging and in HR/AB (20.06)...had the second-most doubles and third-most home runs among all Tourists.
Began the season with Short Season Tri-City where he hit .224 in 42 games for the Dust Devils and started in 41 of those 42...was promoted to High-A Modesto for the remainder of the season where he made 11 starts for the Nuts and hit a career-high for one stop, hitting .310...had five multi-hit games in those 11 starts.
Played 23 games for Rookie Level Casper in his first professional season, splitting time at catcher...hit .250 (18-for-72) with nearly as many walks (13) as strikeouts (14).