White Sox hoping for the best with Avisail Garcia injury

White Sox hoping for the best with Avisail Garcia injury
April 9, 2014, 4:30 pm
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DENVER — The White Sox feel better about Avisail Garcia’s injury after a preliminary exam on Wednesday but still need more information.

The White Sox outfielder left in the sixth inning with a jammed left shoulder sustained while diving for a fly ball to shallow right. The White Sox announced Garcia would take an MRI on Thursday but preliminary X-rays showed no fracture, separation or dislocation.

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“We were a little concerned there that it might be separated,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “Nothing is separated or broken or anything like that. But we’re going to get him an MRI tomorrow to figure out exactly what it is.”

Garcia stayed on the ground for several minutes before he walked off the field on his own with Sox trainer Herm Schneider at his side. Garcia appeared to be in pain on his left side.

Garcia attempted, unsuccessfully, to make a diving attempt at D.J. LeMahieu’s liner to shallow right. He appeared to make the grab but never transferred the ball to his throwing hand before it fell to the ground and LeMahieu was awarded a game-tying, two-out double.

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Garcia said the ball was in his glove initially but when he heard cracks he couldn’t maintain possession.

“Hopefully its just pain,” Garcia said. “I want to be in the field soon, hopefully. I feel right now a lot of pain. Sore too. Hopefully everything will get better tomorrow. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.”