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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 6 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.

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Avisail Garcia (shoulder) said Saturday that the next step for him is going out on a rehab assignment.

Garcia has been taking one-handed swings and is only feeling a bit of tightness in his shoulder. It's unclear when the rehab assignment would begin, and when it does he'll remain on it for a while. However, after being ruled out for the season when he tore his left labrum in early April, it sounds like there's a chance Garcia could return late this year. "Everybody's different," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "On the other hand, you don't necessarily want a guy down there exposing him to that as much if he could be up here doing it. What's the right time? I don't know."

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Avisail Garcia took batting practice Tuesday for the first time since injuring his left shoulder.

Garcia felt good, but the White Sox want the 23-year-old outfielder to take a slow approach to his rehab from a torn labrum and avulsion fracture. He's questionable to play again at the major league level in 2014 and should have already been dropped in redraft formats.

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Avisail Garcia (shoulder) is scheduled to take batting practice Monday.

Garcia is currently making his way back from April surgery to repair a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn hasn't ruled out the possibility of him playing again this year, though they obviously won't push him. The 23-year-old has the chance to be a long-term building block for Chicago.

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Avisail Garcia (shoulder) played long-toss from about 200 feet Sunday.

Garcia won't play this season after having surgery in mid-April to repair a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder, but it sounds like his recovery is going well. The 23-year-old remains an intriguing long-term fantasy option.

Avisail Garcia CF/RF CWS 3 Months

White Sox transferred OF Avisail Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Scott Carroll. Garcia, of course, is out for the season following surgery to repair a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder.

Avisail Garcia CF/RF CWS 4 Months

Avisail Garcia underwent successful surgery Tuesday morning to repair a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder.

Garcia suffered the injury last Wednesday when he dove for a ball in the outfielder. He has already been ruled out for the remainder of the 2014 season, which is a devastating blow. The good news is that he's just 22 and still has a bright future ahead of him. Alejandro De Aza and Dayan Viciedo should receive regular playing time moving forward, though Jordan Danks should also be in the mix for at-bats.

Avisail Garcia CF/RF CWS 4 Months

White Sox placed OF Avisail Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Garcia needs surgery to repair the labrum tear and has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2014 season. He suffered the injury Wednesday while diving for a ball in the outfield. Tough blow for the 22-year-old Venezuelan, who was sporting an .820 OPS in eight games. Jordan Danks has been recalled and should get regular playing time.

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Avisail Garcia left Wednesday's game due to a jammed left shoulder and is day-to-day.

Garcia left in the sixth inning favoring the shoulder after attempting to make a diving catch. X-rays on the shoulder came back negative for a fracture, separation or dislocation. Garcia will be re-evaluated in Chicago on Thursday, and for now he's considered day-to-day.