Despite the pleading for Avisail Garcia’s shoulder injury to be minor, it turns out to be very close to worst case scenario. Garcia will miss the balance of 2014 as he’s in need of surgery to repair a torn labrum suffered diving for a ball at Coors Field Wednesday afternoon.
Garcia came to the White Sox at the trade deadline last season in a 3-team deal that sent Jake Peavy to the Red Sox and Jose Iglesias to the Tigers, along with a change in uniform for a small handful of minor leaguers. Peavy, the highest injury risk of the major leaguers involved, is the only player not currently on the DL since Iglesias is set to miss the entire season with stress fractures in both shins.
It’s a tough break for the White Sox and the development of Garcia, who had 2 home runs in the game preceding his injury. The organization looks at him as a potential all-star bat in the future, but the future definitely gets pushed back with the missed time.
Jordan Danks is being recalled from AAA Charlotte to take Garcia’s roster spot, but it’s unclear what his everyday role will be with Alejandro De Aza and Dayan Viciedo currently sharing left field duties. A more likely platoon situation emerges in right between Viciedo and Danks while De Aza gets everyday looks in left.