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Garcia Making Case for Bigs



    Leury Garcia has had quite the winter playing in the Dominican winter league, and it's come on the heels of what was a pretty good season in the Texas Rangers' organization.

    Garcia, a 21-year-old middle infielder, made it to Double-A Frisco last season and has never played at a higher level. He's obviously part of a pretty rich part of the Rangers' organization as he plays second base and shortstop — the same positions as Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus and Jurickson Profar.

    But could Garcia find his way into the bigs sooner rather than later? Well, it's not out of the question.

    He is on the Rangers' 40-man roster for the first time and could be brought up at some point to serve as a bench/utility player with a lot of speed and a talent for swiping bases.

    Of course, this is always walking a fine line. If you bring Garcia up to sit on the bench and play a bench/utility role, there's always the concern that he will be wasting away when he could be down in the minors getting everyday play and at-bats.

    But at some point, the Rangers are going to have to find a way to get not only Garcia, but Profar and Olt some real playing time at the big-league level or they'll have to trade some folks because there's quite the logjam forming in the middle of the Rangers' infield.