Garcia removed after crashing into fence

August, 25, 2013
8/25/13
3:12
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia left Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning.

Garcia crashed into the right-field fence at full speed in front of the Rangers bullpen while chasing an eventual home run from Jeff Baker. He took the brunt of the collision with the fence on his right shoulder and the right side of his head.

He was slow to get up on the warning track and was visited by trainer Brian Ball and manager Robin Ventura.

While walking away from the wall, Garcia stopped at his position in right field as if he wanted to stay in the game, but had his head down with his hands on his knees. He then walked off the field slowly and appeared groggy as he went straight into the clubhouse.

Two separate medical tests afterward ruled out a concussion and Garcia is day to day moving forward.

Jordan Danks replaced Garcia in right field and in the bottom of the inning he hit his own home run to right field in nearly the identical spot that Baker launched his.

Garcia was acquired July 30 from the Detroit Tigers in the three-team trade that sent Jake Peavy to the Boston Red Sox. He took over in right field once Alex Rios was traded earlier this month to the Rangers.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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