Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:43:24 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia (personal) was given the day off Monday, Sept. 16, to be with his wife, who gave birth to the couple's first child.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:06:34 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia (teeth) is out of the lineup after undergoing two root canals Monday, Sept. 9.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:15:31 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia will be brought up from the minors for the second game of a doubleheader Friday, Aug. 9.
Fantasy Tip: Run to your waiver wire and snatch up Garcia if you play in an AL-only league. That is, if he isn't owned already. Garcia, with regular playing time now, could work his way into deep mixed league consideration before the end of the year, too.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:24:37 -0700
The Texas Rangers acquired OF Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox Friday, Aug. 9. The White Sox will also send $1 million to the Rangers for Rios' salary. The White Sox will receive a player to be named or cash considerations. The Rangers are expected to send SS Leury Garcia to Chicago. With Rios gone, OF Avisail Garcia could come up and see playing time in the majors. Garcia had 10 hits in 24 at-bats (.417) with a home run and nine RBIs with Triple-A Charlotte.
Fantasy Tip: Texas was desperately seeking outfield help with Nelson Cruz suspended for the rest of the season. David Murphy and Craig Gentry are expected to platoon in left field from here on out.
Blake Tekotte was called up today, but if Garcia is brought up also, the latter should see most of the playing time for the rest of the year. Add Garcia immediately in AL-only leagues, for now.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:51:37 -0700
The Chicago White Sox wanted SS Jurickson Profar from the Texas Rangers when the two teams discussed OF Alex Rios before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The Rangers were unwilling to give Profar up. If Rios were traded now, OF Avisail Garcia would likely come up and play at the major league level.
Fantasy Tip: It's unlikely that the Rangers will land Rios, since they'll have to take on most of his remaining contract, even though Nelson Cruz is out for the year. If the trade goes down, Garcia should be owned in all AL-only leagues.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:03:28 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia, who was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in the three-team trade involving SP Jake Peavy, has been playing center field at Triple-A Toledo, and the White Sox want him to continue playing there at Triple-A Charlotte. General manager Rick Hahn is expecting Garcia to be called up later this year.
Fantasy Tip: Keep Garcia in mind in AL-only leagues if he was dumped earlier this season. He probably won't be worth adding in deep mixed leagues for the rest of the year, but he should be in the discussion for a roster spot out of spring training next year.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:16:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Boston Red Sox acquired SP Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, July 30, as part of a three-team deal. The White Sox acquired OF Avisail Garcia from the Detroit Tigers, and the Red Sox shipped SS Jose Iglesias to the Tigers.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:11:28 -0700
The Chicago White Sox acquired OF Avisail Garcia from the Detroit Tigers as part of a three-team deal Tuesday, July 30. The Tigers acquired SS Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox, and the Red Sox add SP Jake Peavy from the White Sox.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia has the potential to be a special player, as he can hit for some average, some power. Depending on what the team does with Alex Rios, Garcia could end up in the minors, or end up playing every day for the big club. Stay tuned.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:59:54 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have acquired SS Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox as part of a three-team deal which sends Tigers OF Avisail Garcia to the Chicago White Sox, and SP Jake Peavy from the White Sox to the Red Sox.
Fantasy Tip: Iglesias might find more playing time with the Tigers, especially if Jhonny Peralta ends up being suspended for his part in the Biogenesis situation. Add Iglesias in all AL-only leagues if he is still available, and you might want to take a chance on him in mixed formats, too.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 19:40:22 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have optioned OF Avisail Garcia to Triple-A Toledo. The team is expected to activate OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) from the 15-day disabled list to take the roster spot.