Avisail Garcia could rejoin White Sox this weekend

Avisail Garcia could rejoin White Sox this weekend
August 15, 2014, 6:30 pm
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Avisail Garcia has reached the re-evaluation point in his rehab assignment and that could mean he’s back with the White Sox shortly.

The outfielder is 17-for-50 (.340) with three doubles, a home run and three RBIs in 13 games at Triple-A Charlotte. Earlier this week, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said the club would take another look at Garcia when he reached 50 at-bats, which he did during an 0-for-4 showing on Thursday night.

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Garcia, who tore the labrum in his left shoulder on April 9, may return this weekend, Ventura said.

“It could be,” Ventura said. “You never know. For him, you’ve got to make sure he feels comfortable enough that he has the right amount of bats that when he comes up here, you don’t want him feeling like he’s still a step behind of feeling totally ready to go.

“It’s getting closer just because he’s playing enough that I think he’s getting closer to that. I think in spring training you’d probably have around 55-60 at-bats that you would feel comfortable with him, so he is getting closer. I know he’s been playing a lot in the outfield so that’s good news.”