Apr 9, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (26) reacts after being injured diving for a fly ball hit by Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu (not pictured) during the eighth inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
After injuring his shoulder on Wednesday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies, when diving for a catch in the outfield, the Chicago White Sox have placed Avisail Garcia on the 15-Day disabled list, but will miss the remainder of the season.
He’s listed with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
In a press release by the White Sox it states:
"“Garcia, 22, is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery within the next week after suffering the injury yesterday at Colorado attempting to make a diving catch in the sixth inning. X-rays yesterday at Coors Field were negative, but an MRI this morning at Rush University Medical Center revealed the torn labrum.”"
Garcia was batting .267 (8-30) with two home runs, four RBIs and six runs scored in eight games this season.
This isn’t the best of news for the White Sox (it is bad news) to get following their ninth game of the 2014 season. Garcia was showing great strides this year, and was becoming a fun player to watch, a must-watch player on the team.
I consider this a big setback for the White Sox for sure, and hope for a full recovery for the outfielder.
Garcia hit two home runs in a game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, so this is a big loss of a power bat for the team as well.
Called up to the MLB roster in place of Garcia was Jordan Danks, who is batting .187 (4-for-22) this season with the Charlotte Knights in Triple-A. He has one home run and four RBIs in the six Triple-A games he’s played in this season.
The White Sox acquired Garcia last season from the Detroit Tigers, in a three team trade that also included the Boston Red Sox.
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