Garneau has agreed to a minor-league contract with Los Angeles, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Garneau became a free agent after spending time at Triple-A Charlotte and Nashville during the 2018 campaign. He'll likely begin the 2019 season with the Angels' Triple-A affiliate, the Salt Lake Bees, although he figures to have an opportunity to earn a roster spot during spring training. Garneau has appeared in just 88 major-league games over his eight-year professional career.
Garneau was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday. Garneau appeared in just one game for the White Sox this season, spending the majority of the year at Triple-A. He hit a combined .237/.314/.422 with nine homers and 31 RBI in 67 games between Nashville (Oakland's affiliate) and Charlotte. Garneau figures to get a chance to compete for a spot during spring training.
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.