Rangers plan to place Garko on waivers
Garko was signed as a right-handed hitting backup first baseman who could spell Chris Davis (a left-handed hitter) against lefties. But now that the switch-hitting Justin Smoak is at first, that need isn't as great anymore. Garko has struggled to start the season, batting .091 in 33 at-bats.
Infielder Joaquin Arias is also going on the trip to Toronto and should be activated on Saturday. Another roster move would need to be made then to make room. It's likely that Craig Gentry would be sent down to the minors at that point.
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