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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Shoulder injury to slow Avisail Garcia

By Doug Padilla

The Chicago White Sox appear to have avoided the worst-case scenario when it comes to the left shoulder injury suffered by right fielder Avisail Garcia.

Garcia was hurt when he attempted a diving catch in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game at Colorado. According to the White Sox, preliminary X-rays were negative for a fracture, separation or dislocation. He will be re-evaluated Thursday in Chicago to determine the extent of what is being called a jammed shoulder.

Garcia appeared to make the catch on D.J. LeMahieu's sinking liner, but the ball fell out of his glove when he rolled over in pain. LeMahieu’s hit tied the score at 4 and the Rockies added six runs in the eighth inning to cruise to a 10-4 victory.

Garcia walked off the field with trainer Herm Schneider and was holding his left arm close to his body.

It’s not out of the question that Garcia could still end up on the disabled list. If the White Sox determine that he will be out of action for more than a handful of games, they are likely to go the DL route and probably will recall Jordan Danks from Triple-A Charlotte.

Danks, who hit five spring-training home runs and had 10 RBIs, hit his first home run of the season for Charlotte on Tuesday. Garcia hit his first two home runs of the season for the White Sox in Tuesday’s game at Colorado.