Avisail Garcia RF CWS 2 months ago

Garcia went 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in the White Sox's win over the Jays on Wednesday.

Garcia snapped a hitting streak with an 0-fer Tuesday, but he rebounded in a big way Wednesday. He continues to hit in the heart of the order, but he has gone a month now without a home run, and he has been unable to accumulate may other counting stats while situated in a lineup that has been inept at scoring runs.

Avisail Garcia RF CWS 2 months ago

Garcia went 2-for-3 with two RBI as the White Sox's No. 3 batter Sunday against the Tigers.

Jose Abreu typically bats third in the White Sox's lineup, but Garcia got a try Sunday with Abreu in the No. 2 spot. The lineup shift could stick, at least against left-handed pitchers, which could result in a few more at-bats with men on base for Garcia.

Avisail Garcia RF CWS 2 months ago

Garcia went 0-for-5 in the White Sox's win over teh Twins on Tuesday.

Many of the White Sox's bats woke up in Tuesday's six-run effort, but Garcia's did not. The 0-fer dropped Garcia's batting average to its lowest mark since late-April, and he is now hitting .149 with 25 strikeouts in 74 June at-bats. Still, he remains in the White Sox's lineup on a nightly basis and frequently hits second.

Avisail Garcia RF CWS 2 months ago

Garcia is not in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Garcia has started every game since May 30, so he'll be given the night off as J.B. Shuck takes over in right field. Expect Garcia to return to the lineup Friday against Texas.

Avisail Garcia RF CWS 3 months ago

Garcia hit his seventh home run Tuesday night against Houston's Lance McCullers.

Garcia has been solid all season, as his 1-for-2 effort raised his batting average to .296. But the power is finally starting to show up, as Garcia has three home runs in four games to raise his slugging percentage to .453. Garcia's power was praised as a prospect, and he should be strong enough to take advantage of a good hitter's park in Chicago.

Avisail Garcia RF CWS 3 months ago

Garcia went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the White Sox's win over the Tigers on Friday night.

The long ball was Garcia's first since May 17. Garcia, who turns 24 next week, is attempting to complete his first healthy MLB season in 2015. Through 45 games, he's fanned 22.4% of the time, while walking at a 5.5% clip. The results have been steady overall, as he's hit .300 with a .350 OBP and chipped in five home runs, but his other counting stats have suffered with several members of the White Sox lineup struggling at the plate through the first two months of the season.

Avisail Garcia RF CWS 3 months ago

Garcia (knee) will return to the White Sox's lineup Saturday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Garcia has been iffy for much of the past two weeks with his knee injury, but hopefully he is better after sitting for five straight games. He will bat third for the Sox on Saturday with Jose Abreu out.

Avisail Garcia RF CWS 3 months ago

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he is hoping to have Garcia (knee) back in the lineup Saturday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Garcia is sitting Friday for a fifth straight game and for the seventh time in nine games due to the knee issue, but he was able to hit and do some running. If the team has any reservations about his health, it could opt to hold Garcia out yet again Saturday, but a DL stint is looking less and less likely as he continues to progress.

Avisail Garcia RF CWS 3 months ago

Garcia (knee) is not in Friday's lineup, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

He will miss his fifth straight game Friday and J.B. Shuck will once again get the start in right field. Until otherwise noted Garcia should be considered day-to-day, but if he misses a couple more games a DL stint could be a possibility.

Avisail Garcia RF CWS 3 months ago

Garcia (knee) will not start either game of Thursday's doubleheader, the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports.

He has now missed four straight games with the knee issue, and while he should be considered day-to-day, there is no expected date for his return. J.B. Shuck will start the first half of the doubleheader, and either he or Emilio Bonifacio will start the second half of the twin bill Thursday.