Ryan Garko Clears Waivers

May 18th: Garko cleared waivers and will head to Triple A Oklahoma City, tweets MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan.

May 13th: The Rangers plan on placing Ryan Garko on waivers, according to Richard Durrett of ESPN DallasT.R. Sullivan of MLB.com writes that Garko will be optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City and then put on outright waivers.  The Rangers are making the move to open up a spot for the returning Nelson Cruz.

Texas claimed Garko in April to be used as a backup to Chris Davis who could hit against lefties.  However, the switch-hitting Justin Smoak's presence means that the need for Garko is no longer great.

Garko, 29, has struggled thus far in 2010, posting a .094/.171/.094 slash line in 37 plate appearances.


5 Responses to Ryan Garko Clears Waivers Leave a Reply

  1. universalguru 5 years ago

    “Luxury” is least likely way I would describe Ryan Garko.

  2. joshrussell 5 years ago

    Well i hope champagne tastes better at his actual home… b/c he will never be “tasting any on the road” ever again

  3. jwredsox 5 years ago

    you mean .194 hitter Smoak has turned Garko into a luxury? Hate to see plan D

  4. Looks like Garko will be back to backing up Chris Davis like the Rangers planned after all…

  5. Looks like Garko will be back to backing up Chris Davis like the Rangers planned after all…

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