Rangers Executive VP of Communications John Blake tweeted the following…
The Rangers have acquired catcher Aramis Garcia from San Francisco on a waiver claim. He missed all of 2020 after undergoing hip surgery in February. Is expected to be ready for spring training. Played in 37 games with SF in 2018-19. ML Roster at 39.
— John Blake (@RangerBlake) November 25, 2020
Why is this a big deal?
The Rangers have secured a position that they needed to address. It is pretty clear going into the spring that Jose Trevino is slated to be the starting catcher.
While most fans are hopeful that Sam Huff would also be not the major league team opening day, the Rangers would like to see him get some more minor league at-bats.
Aramis Garcia was drafted in the 20th round out of Pembroke Pines High School in Florida by the Cardinals in 2011.
He chose to turn them down and attend Florida International University. The San Francisco Giants took him in the 2nd round of the 2014 draft.
He was the 11th best Giants prospect in 2015. He moved up to 6th best in 2016 and stayed there in 2017. He made his major league debut in August of 2018 against the Mets going 2 for 4 with a home run.
With Joey Bart and Patrick Bailey passing him on the prospect chart in San Francisco, he was expendable. I love the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.
Garcia will get a chance to play in the big leagues.
More importantly, he will fill a spot so Sam Huff can get more seasoning in the minor leagues.
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