Chicago White Sox Release Outfielder After Nine Seasons With Team

After more than nine seasons with the team, the Chicago White Sox have bid farewell to outfielder Leury Garcia.

Despite his contributions on and off the field, the team released Garcia and will absorb the remaining $11 million on his contract over the next two years.

During his time with the White Sox, Garcia played 676 games, making 542 starts and slashing .254/.295/.353, with 34 home runs, 200 RBIs, 63 stolen bases, and 282 runs scored,

While his batting average was only .210 in the previous season, Garcia's value went beyond his statistics, as he was known for his versatility and ability to play all over the field.

The White Sox acquired Garcia in 2013 as the player to be named later in the trade that sent Alex Rios to the Texas Rangers. Although Garcia may need to spend some time in the minors, he is expected to secure a new opportunity in the near future.

The team is looking to focus on developing their younger in-house players, such as Romy Gonzalez, moving forward. Photo Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports