3B Matt Davidson and Utility player Leury Garcia will be members of the International League’s All-Star team. The Knights are Hosting the Game at BB&T Park on July 13th. Davidson will have to sit out after fracturing his foot in his first game after being recalled by the White Sox.
Unfortunately for Davidson, the injury will prevent him from showing his talent on a national stage. The game is the night after the Major League All-Star Game. Davidson was having the best year of his career before being called up and breaking his foot in his first Major League game with the White Sox. The former Diamondbacks player did drive in one run before exiting.
White Sox SS Tim Anderson would have likely made the team if the White Sox hadn’t called him up. Anderson hit .304 with four home runs, 20 RBIs, 11 stolen bases, a .409 slugging percentage and a .734 OPS with Charlotte.
Davidson was hitting .268 with ten home runs and 46 RBIs with a .768 OPS in 75 games when the White Sox recalled him this week. There has been no indication on whether or not he will be a part of the festivities in Charlotte.
Video Courtesy Darryl Van Schouwen, Chicago Sun-Times
Garcia had 155 at-bats last season and 14 this season with the White Sox. He only hit .170, but did have 12 stolen bases in just 33 times on base. Garcia hit .298 with 30 stolen bases in 90 games with Charlotte last season. He is hitting .319 with a .369 On Base Percentage and 12 stolen bases for the Knights in 2016. Garcia was acquired from Texas in 2013 as the player to be named later for Alex Rios.
Garcia has been in the White Sox system for three years. He is likely to be an organizational player for the remainder of his career. He hits well in the minors but has been unable to sustain that in the Majors. His .181 career batting average and .963 fielding percentage in parts of three seasons in the Majors, make it hard to see him being anything more than a player that will occasionally be brought up because of injuries.
Davidson will have an MRI Today. The White Sox won’t know the extent of the injury and how long he will be out until they get the results of the MRI. Darryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that infielder Carlos Sanchez is the player most likely to be recalled to replace Davidson
Sanchez played 120 games for the White Sox last year. He hit .224 with five home runs and 31 RBIs. His has spent parts of the last three seasons with the White Sox. He is valuable as a backup infielder. Sanchez has a .991 career fielding percentage.