Ed Price from AOL Fanhouse tweets that the Giants have just acquired Ryan Garko from the Indians. Garko is hitting .285/.362/.464 so far this season and has played good defense at first base. He will replace the platoon of Travis Ishikawa and Rich Aurrilia there. More details to follow...
9:40 ET: (Matt Buggenhagen)
Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus tweets that the Indians received LHP prospect Scott Barnes and PTBNL for Garko. John Sickels of Minor League Ball grades Barnes as a C+ and ranks him the Giants 14th best prospect.
Sickels: "Intriguing lefty out of
in the 2008 draft. Good stuff, decent command." St. John’s
Price writes that the Indians will receive lefty Scott Barnes from the Giants. Barnes is 21 and has been terrific for the High-A San Jose Giants, going 12-3 with a 2.85 ERA with 99 strikeouts and only 29 walks.
9:52 ET: (Matt Buggenhagen)
Check that. Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com tweets that there is no PTBNL in the deal, it's Garko for Barnes straight up.