White Sox Activate Avisail Garcia, Leury Garcia From Disabled List
White Sox activate veteran outfielder and utility man from the disabled list on Friday. Both players will start in game one of Friday’s doubleheader.
The Chicago White Sox announced on Friday the activations of Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia from the disabled list. Both players were on rehab assignments with Triple-A Charlotte over the past week and are in the starting lineup for the Sox game on Friday.
With the Sox having a doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics on Friday, Avisail Garcia will be starting in right field and hitting second. Leury Garcia will start in center fielder and will hit sixth in the Sox lineup in the first game.
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The Sox optioned infielder Jose Rondon to Charlotte and designated outfielder Trayce Thompson for assignment to make room for the additions of Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia. Avisail Garcia had been on the disabled list since April 24. He strained his right hamstring while running out a groundball to first base on April 23.
Leury Garcia was placed on the disabled list on May 24. He suffered a sprained left knee in a game on May 23. His return to the Sox will give them more opportunities to use a versatile player at multiple positions in the infield and the outfield.
Before his injury, Avisail Garcia was hitting just .233 with one home run and four RBIs. After an All-Star year in 2017, Avisail Garcia had gotten off to a slow start to this season. With his return to the Sox, hopefully, he can bring some solid offense to a lineup that is in desperate need of scoring runs consistently.
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For Leury Garcia, he was hitting .262 with two home runs and 14 RBIs before his injury this season. He also had nine stolen bases before being placed on the disabled list. Last season, Leury Garcia finished 2017 hitting .270 with nine home runs for his best year in a Sox uniform.