Jun 28, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia shares a laugh with first base coach Daryl Boston after discovering a paper cup stuck to his hat in a bench prank by team mates during Saturdays game aganst Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
In a story at CSN Chicago there is news that injured Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia could be placed on a minor league rehab assignment.
In the article written by CSN Chicago baseball reporter JJ Stankevitz
"“The White Sox may tap the brakes on Garcia’s accelerated process — manager Robin Ventura said on Saturday there’s no timetable for a rehab assignment, and on Friday general manager Rick Hahn indicated the organization may slow things down with (Garcia).”"
This is a tricky situation for the White Sox and Garcia for various reasons, one being the long-term health of Garcia, because he’ll be a big part of the 2015 White Sox and beyond.
On the other hand, the White Sox (47-51) are 5.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot and eight games back of the top spot in the AL Central.
Garcia played in just eight games this season before injuring his shoulder. He came to the White Sox this offseason in a three-team trade with the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. In that trade, the White Sox parted ways with veteran pitcher Jake Peavy.
My guess is Garcia won’t be on the MLB roster for the remainder of the season, unless it is sometime in late September and the White Sox are battling for a postseason position.
I understand Garcia wants to be out there right now, but with the way the White Sox are being closely guarded with Garcia’s recovery, I just have the vibe they don’t want him out in game action unless they are contending for the postseason.
What are your thoughts on the Garcia situation?
In other White Sox news:
• Here are the current MLB standings.
• There were three calls reversed in the White Sox 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night as written on the official White Sox site.
• Here is what the Chicago Sun-Times wrote of the win from Saturday night by the White Sox over the Astros.
• The Chicago Tribune writes about the playoff hopes of the White Sox.
• CBS Chicago says the White Sox are listening to offers.