White Sox “have let teams know” Avisail Garcia is available


Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that the White Sox “have let teams know” Avisail Garcia is available and have already “entertained offers” for the 24-year-old outfielder.

Garcia was viewed as a long-term building block when the White Sox acquired him as part of the Jake Peavy trade in mid-2013, but he’s hit just .263 with a .701 OPS and poor plate discipline in 236 games as a major leaguer and was one of the league’s worst-hitting everyday corner outfielders this year.

Last week general manager Rick Hahn told Hayes that Garcia’s “ceiling is still extremely high” but with other young outfield options emerging within the organization he could be used in an effort to improve other areas of the team.