Everyone seemed happy with the trade of Alex Rios to the Rangers on Friday a move made to clear another $13.5 million off the White Sox payroll in 2014 and give promising outfielder Avisail Garcia a chance to prove himself over the final seven weeks of a lost season.

"With the situation that we were in it wasn't too much of a surprise" Rios said before departing. "They were trying to get rid of salary or whatever they wanted to do. ... It's all good."

The Sox sent the Rangers $1 million in the deal and will receive either cash or a player to be named reportedly 22-year-old infielder Leury Garcia.

The Sox saved about $17 million owed to Rios after saving about $28.75 million in the deals that sent Jake Peavy and Matt Thornton to the Red Sox and Jesse Crain to the Rays. With sagging attendance at U.S. Cellular Field and the difficulty of marketing a young team in 2014 that could be without Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn shedding salaries was a priority.

"Certainly any savings that's probably going to be the first couple of line items next year what we spend on the draft and what we spend internationally" general manager Rick Hahn said. "Even after that given the flexibility that's opened up there will be the opportunity whether it be via trade or free agency to perhaps take on money as the offseason unfolds."

Rios arrived on the South Side in 2009 on a waiver claim from the Blue Jays that shocked the baseball world. He had $59.7 million left on his contract and had struggled to live up to his deal in Toronto.

"Pretty good headache" former manager Ozzie Guillen said after former general manager Ken Williams announced the trade.

But Rios hit .199 with nine RBIs in 41 games in '09 and the Sox missed out on the postseason. He had his best season with the Sox last year batting .304 with 25 home runs and 91 RBIs but the team collapsed in September and after Friday's doubleheader sweep are playing at a .319 clip (22-47) since May 27.

"We have no one to blame but ourselves the way we've played to this point" Game 1 starter John Danks said of losing Rios.