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Garcia went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in the White Sox's loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Not a bad showing for Garcia, who returned to active duty Saturday and defied the expectation that he would miss the remainder of the season. He immediately slotted into the No. 4 spot of the lineup and started in right field, though he may cede No. 4 to Adam Dunn when the Sox face right-handed pitchers.
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Garcia (shoulder) was activated from the DL on Saturday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
Garcia's long-awaited recovery from a torn labrum in his left shoulder has reached its conclusion. During his 13-game rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte, he handled the opposition well, slashing .340/.377/.460 with one homer and three doubles in 50 at-bats. Expect him to handle right field off the bat.
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Garcia (shoulder) could return to the White Sox this weekend, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.
Garcia has played extremely well in his rehab assignment, and it may grant him a chance to get activated off the disabled list this upcoming weekend. With Adam Eaton on the disabled list, the White Sox have been somewhat thin in the outfield, but could receive a boost with Garcia's return.
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Garcia (shoulder) should be back in Chicago's lineup in "several days or week or so," according to general manager Rick Hahn, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.
The White Sox wanted Garcia to get 50 at-bats on his rehab assignment before rejoining the big-league club, and he's about three games shy of that mark as of Tuesday.He's tearing up Triple-A on his rehab assignment, slashing .368/.415/.500 in 41 plate appearances. Look for him to be back in Chicago's lineup some time this weekend.
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Garcia (shoulder) played right field for Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, the White Sox's official site reports.
Garcia spent the first few days of his rehab serving as the Knights' DH, but he finally moved to the field and had to test out his throwing arm Thursday. By all accounts, there were no concerns about his play in the field, and his rehab continues to astound the initial projection. He should be in the White Sox's lineup in less than two weeks.
Avisail Garcia CF/RF CWS 14 Days
Garcia (shoulder) could return to the White Sox by the end of August, ESPN Chicago reports. When asked about the situation, manager Robin Ventura said, "It's possible. You look at what he's doing right now, where he's at, you don't want any setbacks. But if there are no setbacks, if he's available and ready to play, you'd like to have him."
Garcia was hit by a pitch in the upper arm Sunday, but the eventual diagnosis revealed a bruised triceps, which resulted in a single absence. In his return Tuesday at Triple-A Charlotte, he kept up his hitting ways, powering his first extra-base hit, a solo homer, during his rehab assignment. Overall, he's 8-for-15 with one RBI and four runs scored, evidence that his stance hasn't been affected by April shoulder surgery.
Avisail Garcia CF/RF CWS 16 Days
Garcia (shoulder) had an X-ray performed after he was hit by a pitch in the upper arm during a rehab contest Sunday at Triple-A Charlotte, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
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Avisail Garcia (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Charlotte.
Garcia will start out playing designated hitter before eventually shifting to the outfield. The White Sox are expected to take it slowly with the 23-year-old, who tore his left shoulder labrum in early April. He could be activated around late August if all goes well.
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White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday that he expected Avisail Garcia (shoulder) back in September, at the latest.
The White Sox ruled Garcia out for the season when he tore his left labrum in early April, but he's healed quicker than expected and will be sent out on a rehab assignment before long. "It's pretty amazing his recovery time, how he looks and how healthy he looks,'' Ventura said. "I think by September he'll be playing again this year. Earlier than that, I don't know, but I expect him now to play here. I wouldn't have said that awhile ago just because of the prognosis of how long the recovery was going to be.'' Ventura added that when Garcia does return, "there is no more of a risk on that shoulder than there's going to be a year from now."
Avisail Garcia CF/RF CWS 27 Days
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said that Avisail Garcia (shoulder) was "looking pretty normal" while taking live batting practice on Thursday.
"You see how close he's getting," the skipper added. The White Sox ruled Garcia out for the season when he tore his left labrum in early April, but he's healed quicker than expected and it's looking like he has a real shot to return late this season. It's not clear when Garcia might go out on a rehab assignment, but he would surely need a bunch of rehab at-bats.