Garneau was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday. With Kevan Smith returning from paternity leave, Garneau will head back to the minors after appearing in just one game for the White Sox, going 1-for-2 with a walk and one RBI. The backstop will now look to improve upon his lackluster .206/.311/.402 slash line through 33 games with the Knights.
Garneau was called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. Garneau will join the big-league roster to provide a little extra depth behind the plate after Kevan Smith was placed on the paternity list in a corresponding move. Omar Narvaez will likely serve as the White Sox's catcher while Smith is away from the team, so don't expect to see much of Garneau during this stint in the majors.
Garneau was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Monday, Stephen Langsam of the Martinez News-Gazette reports. Garneau was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for catcher Bruce Maxwell. He'll hit the waiver wire, although it seems likely that he'll ultimately head down to Triple-A Nashville after a sluggish start to the season -- Garneau has a disappointing .208/.263/.333 batting line through 22 games.
Garneau was sent to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic reports. Garneau will head back to the Triple-A level for the beginning of the 2018 season after struggling through spring training, recording just one hit in 15 plate appearances. The 30-year-old played in 41 games at the big-league level in 2017 split between Oakland and Colorado, slashing .188/.272/.312 with two home runs and nine RBI. He will serve as organizational depth moving forward.
Garneau was hitless in a pinch-hit at-bat during Tuesday's 8-2 Cactus League loss to the Dodgers. The journeyman catcher has hit safely just once in 15 spring plate appearances, while fellow backstop Bruce Maxwell has put together an impressive exhibition slate and serves as an opposite-handed option to starter Jonathan Lucroy. The combination paints an ominous picture with respect to Garneau's chances of securing an Opening Day roster spot. Garneau is likely destined to begin 2018 at Triple-A Nashville if he's retained.