The Giants acquired first baseman Ryan Garko from the Indians, SI.com has confirmed. The Indians receive Scott Barnes, a Class A left-hander who was 12-3 with a 2.85 ERA in San Jose.
The Giants are desperate for offense, and this can't hurt. Garko is hitting .285 with 11 home runs for the Indians. The Giants are 15th in the National League in runs scored.
AOL Fanhouse first reported the acquisition.