Rangers send Garcia to White Sox, complete Rios deal
HOUSTON -- The Astros did not stand in the Rangers' way of completing their trade with the White Sox. The Rangers announced on Sunday they were sending infielder Leury Garcia to the White Sox as the player to be named in the trade for Alex Rios.
The Rangers made the trade on Friday, but the part involving Garcia was held up because he needed to go through waivers. But the Astros were the only team with a worse record than the White Sox. Once they passed on Garcia, the White Sox put in a claim and the deal was completed on Sunday.
Garcia had split the season between Triple-A Round Rock and the Rangers, beginning the year with Texas. He was optioned to the Express on June 16, playing in 47 games. During his time with Round Rock, Garcia hit .264 (51-for-193) with four home runs and 19 RBIs. In 25 games with the Rangers, Garcia batted .192 (10-for-52) with a triple, RBI and eight runs scored in his first Major League action.