The Chicago White Sox are bringing back utility man Leury Garcia on a $16.5 million, three-year deal. The contract will pay Garcia $5.5 million annually.
This agreement continues Garcia’s term as the longest-tenured member of the White Sox. The South Siders originally acquired him from the Rangers as part of the Alex Rios trade in August 2013.
Across nine seasons with the Sox, Garcia owns a .261/.304/.367 slash line with 31 home runs and 181 RBIs. In 2021, he slashed .267/.335/.376 with five home runs and 54 RBIs across 126 games. However, versatility is Garcia’s most valuable trait. The White Sox have utilized him at every position except first base and catcher during his time in Chicago.
When injuries decimated the Sox throughout the 2021 campaign, Leury Garcia slotted in wherever needed. Expect that plug-and-play approach to continue over the next three seasons.
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