06/27/2004 6:47 PM ET
White Sox acquire Freddy Garcia, Ben Davis and cash from Seattle
CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have acquired right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia, catcher Ben Davis and cash considerations from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Miguel Olivo, minor league outfielder Jeremy Reed and infielder Michael Morse.
Garcia, 27, is 4-7 with a 3.20 ERA (38 earned runs/107 innings) in 15 starts with the Mariners in 2004. He entered today ranked third in the American League in innings pitched (107), fifth in strikeouts (82), sixth in ERA (3.20), fifth in home ERA (2.61), sixth in day ERA (2.45) and seventh in opponents batting average (.236).
Garcia is 76-50 with a 3.89 ERA (474 earned runs/1,096 1/3 innings pitched) in 170 games (169 starts) over six seasons with the Mariners. The two-time AL All-Star (2001-2002) owns nine career complete games and four shutouts.
The native of Caracas, Venezuela, enjoyed his best season in 2001, going 18-6 with a league-leading 3.05 ERA. He also went 17-8 for Seattle in 1999 and 16-10 in 2002. Garcia is 6-foot-4 and weighs 240 pounds.
Davis, 27, split this season between Seattle and Class AAA Tacoma. The switch-hitter batted .091 (3-for-33) with no home runs and two RBI in 14 games with the Mariners, and is hitting .248 (35-for-141) with four home runs and 15 RBI in 39 games at Tacoma. Davis is a career .237 (321-for-1,352) hitter with 32 home runs and 188 RBI in 432 games with San Diego (1998-2001) and Seattle (2002-04).
Olivo, 25, is hitting .270 (38-for-141) with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 46 games with the White Sox in 2004. In 166 career games with the Sox, Olivo has hit .245 (117-for-477) with 14 home runs and 58 RBI.
Reed, 23, is hitting .279 (76-for-272) with eight home runs and 37 RBI in 72 games at Class AAA Charlotte. The left-handed hitting outfielder is a career .334 (316-for-946) batter in two-plus minor league seasons after being drafted by the White Sox in 2002.
Morse, 22, is batting .287 (60-for-209) with 11 home runs and 38 RBI at Class AA Birmingham. The right-handed hitting shortstop has batted .254 (360-for-1,419) with 29 home runs in four-plus seasons in the Sox minor-league system.