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Braves' Leury Garcia: Heads to Atlanta on MiLB deal
Atlanta signed Garcia to a minor-league contract Tuesday.
Garcia did not play MLB-affiliated ball in 2023 after being released by the White Sox in the spring, but he just completed an impressive run in the Dominican Winter League and will function as organizational depth for the reigning NL East champs in 2024. The 32-year-old can play just about anywhere defensively.... See More ... See Less
Leury Garcia: Released by White Sox
Garcia was released by the White Sox on Thursday.
The White Sox have decided to eat the $11 million Garcia has remaining on his contract over the next two years. The veteran utility player should be able to land on his feet somewhere now that he can be had at the veteran minimum, although it's possible he'll have to spend some time in the minors first.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Won't make Opening Day roster
Garcia didn't make the White Sox's Opening Day roster, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Chicago has yet to officially announce a roster move, but it appears Garcia won't be included on the club's Opening Day roster. The veteran utility player has two years and $11 million remaining on his contract, but the White Sox opted to cut their losses after he had a .210/.233/.267 slash line in 97 games last season.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Will return to action Wednesday
Garcia (hand) will return to the White Sox's Cactus League lineup Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Garcia has been battling a left hand issue but is apparently past it. The 32-year-old is set for a utility role again in 2023 and will be looking to bounce back from a dreadful 2022 campaign which saw him post just a .500 OPS over 97 contests.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Being viewed as backup
Garcia is being viewed as a backup for the White Sox this season, per LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune.
Garcia drew quite a bit of playing time under former manager Tony La Russa, but new skipper Pedro Grifol is expected to lean more toward Romy Gonzalez and Lenyn Sosa for the starts at second base. The offseason addition of Andrew Benintendi -- and the rise of top prospect Oscar Colas -- will also cloud the path for Garcia to get looks in the corner outfield. The lack of an everyday role means most fantasy managers can fade Garcia in drafts.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Tending to sore back
White Sox acting manager Miguel Cairo disclosed Wednesday that Garcia hasn't appeared in a game since Sept. 20 due to ongoing back soreness, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Garcia was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Aug. 27 after a brief absence due to a lower-back strain, and the pain apparently resurfaced at some point shortly thereafter. According to Cairo, the back issue affects Garcia at the plate but not in the field, which explains why the White Sox have declined to place the 31-year-old back on the IL while he's capable of serving as a late-inning defensive replacement. Garcia will wrap up the 2022 campaign with a .210/.233/.267 slash line in 315 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Moves into bench role
Garcia is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Garcia picked up starts at third base in three of the previous four games, but he's expected to fill more of a utility role moving forward with the White Sox returning Yoan Moncada (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list Monday.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Out of Sunday's lineup
Garcia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Garcia will head to the bench Sunday after he went 0-for-4 in his return from the injured list Saturday. Romy Gonzalez will start at the keystone and bat leadoff in the series finale versus Arizona.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Reinstated from injured list
Garcia (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Garcia will rejoin the active roster after a minimal stint on the injured list due to a lower-back strain. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts during a rehab game at Triple-A Charlotte on Friday and should see plenty of playing time at second base since Yoan Moncada (hamstring) landed on the IL on Saturday.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Starting rehab assignment
Garcia (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Garcia landed on the shelf with a lower-back strain Aug. 17, and he's now been cleared for game action in the minors. It should be a brief rehab stint for the 31-year-old given the brevity of his absence.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Placed on 10-day IL
Garcia was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a lower-back strain.
Garcia was absent from Tuesday's lineup due to leg soreness, and he's apparently dealing with a back issue that will sideline him for at least a week and a half. Josh Harrison and Lenyn Sosa should serve as the primary middle infielders in Garcia's absence, while Romy Gonzalez was called up from Triple-A Charlotte to provide additional depth.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Dealing with leg soreness
Garcia is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros due to leg soreness, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Garcia apparently played through the injury during Monday's series opener and went 0-for-3. It doesn't appear to be a serious issue, though manager Tony La Russa said the utility man could also be held out of Wednesday's contest.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Remains out of lineup
Garcia isn't starting Friday against the Tigers.
Garcia recently started four consecutive games, but he'll be held out of the lineup for a third consecutive matchup. Lenyn Sosa is starting at shortstop and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Sitting again Thursday
Garcia will sit Thursday versus the Royals.
Garcia will be on the bench for a second game in a row after starting the previous four. It appears as if the 31-year-old is in a timeshare with Lenyn Sosa at shortstop with Tim Anderson (hand) on 10-day injured list for the foreseeable future. Sosa will draw the start Thursday and bat eighth in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Retreats to bench
Garcia isn't starting Wednesday against the Royals.
Garcia drew starts in the last four games and went 3-for-15 with a double, two runs and three strikeouts. Lenyn Sosa will take over at shortstop and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Back in bench role
Garcia is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals.
Garcia went 3-for-7 with two runs and an RBI while picking up starts at second and third base over the past two contests, but he'll head back to the bench Tuesday. He still looks to be behind Josh Harrison in the pecking order at second base and behind Yoan Moncada at third base.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Gets third consecutive start
Garcia will start in center field and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Rockies.
After going 2-for-7 with a home run and two RBI while starting both of the past two games at second base, Garcia will shift to the outfield with Josh Harrison (leg) making his return to the lineup at the keystone. With Harrison back in the fold, center field may now represent Garcia's best path to playing time while Luis Robert (head) is on the injured list. Along with Garcia, Adam Engel and AJ Pollock are candidates to pick up work in center while Robert is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Still not starting
Garcia isn't starting Thursday's game against the Twins.
Garcia is out of the lineup for the third time in the last four games after he went 5-for-18 with three runs and four strikeouts over his last five matchups. Josh Harrison will start at the keystone and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
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