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White Sox lose Avisail Garcia for the season

Apr 10, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Garcia was acquired from the Tigers last July in the three-team trade revolving around Jake Peavy and hit well in 42 games for the White Sox down the stretch, batting .304 with a .775 OPS despite shaky plate discipline.

Garcia was a big part of general manager Rick Hahn’s attempts to rebuild the lineup on the fly by adding a handful of young, MLB-ready hitters. Now he’ll miss all but eight games of his age-23 season.

Jordan Danks has been called up from Triple-A to take Garcia’s spot on the roster and figures to play regularly in the White Sox’s outfield, but he can’t come close to Garcia’s upside offensively. Dayan Viciedo should also see an increase in playing time, perhaps stepping out from a platoon with Alejando De Aza.

  1. rocketsteadman - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    He gone?

  2. historiophiliac - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    I’m starting to feel like all these guys we’ve traded are jinxed…

    • vivabear - Apr 10, 2014 at 4:30 PM

      We’ve?

  3. chiadam - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Tough blow for the South siders, but Danks isn’t a sack of potatoes.

    • dwrek5 - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:52 PM

      Kind of is. At least those little red potatoes.

      • jerze2387 - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:59 PM

        The little red potatoes have a bit more upside. You can make then with garlic, into nude little wedges, mash them, boil em. Danks isn’t that versatile.

  4. illuminancer - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Ouch.

  5. jwbiii - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Watching him, Jose Abreu, and Jose Quintana grow, hopefully into MLB stars, was one of the few reasons to watch the White Sox this season. Darn.

  6. georgewashingtonsghost - Apr 10, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    I feel like we’re watching a baseball version of a Final Destination movie. First Iglesias and now Garcia. It’s only a matter of time until the boogie man gets to Jake Peavy…

  7. djandujar - Apr 10, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    More time to spend with Mrs Fielder

    • jerze2387 - Apr 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM

      I doubt prince will be very happy about that

      • djandujar - Apr 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

        That didn’t stop Garcia last year. First he was traded, then the divorce came, then Fielder was traded for a change of scenery.

      • jerze2387 - Apr 11, 2014 at 6:04 PM

        yeah, when i typed the comment i actually wasnt aware that even really happened. After some google, that was crazy.

    • weaselpuppy - Apr 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM

      I’m sure he wants to stay with the team, even on road trio, so he can “bond”…….he’s good at that apparently….

      Karma, Baby Miggy, it is a b$%^&

    • historiophiliac - Apr 10, 2014 at 10:49 PM

      What?

      • historiophiliac - Apr 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM

        OMG!!!!

      • Reflex - Apr 11, 2014 at 12:39 AM

        So many things suddenly make sense. I had no idea.

  8. outerspace24 - Apr 11, 2014 at 1:31 AM

    Apparently he will have more time to do some “sexy time” with his teammates ladies.

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