Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Avisail Garcia rehabbing


Apr 6, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (26) at bat against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Avisail Garcia in in the early stages of his rehab process for his torn left labrum suffered in April 9 against the Colorado Rockies.

On Friday he was able to play catch for the first time since the surgery, reported the official White Sox web site. In their article, Scott Merkin quoted manager Robin Ventura as saying:

"“This is really just the start of a long process for him. Just because he’s out here right now, I don’t necessarily see him making it back for this year. The prognosis the whole time was he would be back for Spring Training.”"

Not having Garcia out on the field for basically this entire season (except for eight games) has affected this ball club, because he was productive when he was in games.

Garcia in those eight games this season for the White Sox batted .267 with two hone runs and four RBIs. He walked three times and totaled eight hits in what amounted to 30 at-bats. He also scored six runs.

I don’t see Garcia back this season for the White Sox, plus why risk a rushed recovery? Let him heal and have him healthy for the 2015 season.

In other White Sox news:
• Here is what the Chicago Sun-Times had to write about the 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.

• ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla wrote about how the “Sox search of consistency continues.”

• In a video from the Chicago Tribune they talk with Adam Eaton about the AL Central.

• CSN Chicago writes about how the work ethic of Jose Abreu impresses opponents.

• Jake Petrica “gets into the spirit of Mullett Night,” writes CSN Chicago.

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