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White Sox release Leury Garcia after 9-plus seasons

The Chicago White Sox bid goodbye to longtime veteran outfielder Leury Garcia on Thursday, paving the way for prospect Oscar Colas.

The moves were among several made by the team to finalize its Opening Day roster prior to Thursday night's game against the Houston Astros.

In addition to Colas, the White Sox selected the contract of infielder Hanser Alberto. They optioned left-hander Tanner Banks and infielder Jake Burger to Triple-A Charlotte.

Finally, the team placed pitchers Liam Hendriks, Matt Foster and Garrett Crochet on the 15-day injured list, all retroactive to March 27.