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

Chicago White Sox lose Avisail Garcia for the season with torn labrum


The Chicago White Sox received terrible news as rightfielder Avisail Garcia will be lost for the rest of the season after tearing his labrum diving for a fly ball against the Colorado Rockies.

Garcia, 22, was acquired from the Detroit Tigers last season in a three-team trade with the Boston Red Sox in the Jake Peavy deal.

Garcia was expected to be one of the young building blocks for the White Sox lineup along with Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu and was hitting .267 with two home runs and four runs batter in in eight games this season.

In his absence the team hopes Jordan Danks, one of the final cuts in spring training, will be able to fill his spot in the lineup and in right field.

The White Sox are currently 4-5 on the young season but offensively they have been as good as anybody as they are second in baseball with 54 runs and a .287 batting average. They also rank third in slugging percentage(.457)  and fifth in on-base percentage (.347), so they may be able to absorb the loss of Garcia for the time being.

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