Things got a little bit interesting for the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday as utility player Leury Garcia was placed on the 10-day disabled list. The reason for him being placed on the disabled list was due to lower back strain.
The blow to the Sox doesn’t appear to be terribly significant since Garcia is kind of a marginal player whose only impact is to act as a fill-in from time to time. But it does hurt their depth and forces them to place a younger and more inexperienced player in the line of fire on gameday.
To counteract the loss of Garcia, the White Sox called up shortstop Romy Gonzalez from AAA Charlotte in the Minor Leagues to take the open spot on the roster.
Gonzalez has been steady in the Minors and may be the best option that the White Sox had to fill in for Garcia while he is out. Hopefully, Gonzalez will be able to step up and perform well when he is called upon. The White Sox really can’t afford to skip a beat right now as they are red hot.
The Chicago White Sox have put Leury Garcia on the 10-day Injured List.
They have been playing well lately. Although they haven’t been playing lights-out baseball, they have been doing what it takes to win and everyone is contributing. The White Sox need everyone to do what they can to help drive forward and get into the playoffs.
While Garcia may not be a top-tier player, his contribution in filling in for other players that are injured or need a break has been key. His ability to play multiple positions has been huge for the White Sox and they will miss his versatility.
You know, Garcia gets made fun of a lot on social media but the guy does his job on defense. He struggles a bit on offense and is not the long-term answer there but defensively he can play.
The Chicago White Sox are in the midst of a surge and need to keep the momentum going. Let’s hope that Gonzalez will become an important part of that surge and will help the White Sox continue moving forward toward the AL Central Division lead and ultimately, the playoffs.