Apr 9, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (26) reacts after being injured diving for a fly ball hit by Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu (not pictured) during the eighth inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Avisail Garcia ruled out for White Sox season


The first season-ending injury to a position player has surfaced, and it’s a big name for the Chicago White Sox.

According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, right fielder Avisail Garcia is out for the remainder of the 2014 season after suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He will have surgery on the shoulder, thus ending his season.

Garcia injured the shoulder while attempting to make a diving grab on a ball hit off of the bat of Rockies’ D.J. LeMahieu. Garcia made practically the exact same play earlier in the game on LeMahieu. He missed the second chance in the bottom of the sixth and had to be removed from the game.

To replace him, the White Sox recalled outfielder Jordan Danks from Triple-A. Danks played at the Major League level last year for the Pale Hose in 79 games, hitting .231/.313/.369 with five homers.

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