Sox Avisail Garcia out for season with torn labrum

Sox Avisail Garcia out for season with torn labrum

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CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder AvisailGarcia on the 15-day disabled list with a torn labrum in his left shoulder andrecalled outfielder Jordan Danks from Class AAA Charlotte.

Garcia, 22, is scheduled to undergoseason-ending surgery within the next week after suffering the injury yesterdayat Colorado attempting to make a diving catch in the sixth inning.  X-raysyesterday at Coors Field were negative, but an MRI this morning at RushUniversity Medical Center revealed the torn labrum.

Garcia was batting .267 (8-30) with two homeruns, four RBI and six runs scored in eight games this season, including hisfirst career multihomer game on Tuesday against the Rockies.  Since beingacquired from Detroit on July 30, 2013 as part of a three-team trade involvingBoston, he has hit .298 (57-191) with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 50 gameswith the White Sox.

Danks, 27, was batting .182 (4-22) with onehome run and four RBI in six games with Charlotte this season after hitting.333 (14-42) with a team-high five homers and 10 RBI in 20 games this spring.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Danks is a career.229 (52-227) hitter with six home runs and 16 RBI in 129 games over parts oftwo seasons with the White Sox (2012-13).  He will wear uniform No. 20.

 

 

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