Avisail Garcia To Undergo Season-Ending Labrum Surgery

The White Sox have announced that young outfielder Avisail Garcia will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn left shoulder labrum. Acquired in last year's Jake Peavy deal, the 22-year-old will join the other main piece of that 3-way swap (Jose Iglesias) in missing the 2014 campaign.

Garcia, who has already gained 167 days of service entering the year, will remain on track to qualify for Super Two status after the 2015 season, assuming that he is able to regain an MLB role next year. In 341 big league plate appearances in his still-young career, Garcia has a .287/.323/.411 triple-slash. He was rated the game's 74th-best prospect before last season by Baseball America. The biggest loss for Chicago, of course, may simply be the playing time and development that the club hoped for from Garcia over 2014.

Meanwhile, Chicago will presumably give most of the playing time at the corner outfield to Alejandro De Aza (who was displaced at center by the trade for Adam Eaton) and Dayan Viciedo. While it has long been believed that one of those players could be available in trade, the South Siders will surely be less inclined to move one of them at this point. The team also has Leury Garcia and just-recalled Jordan Danks available in the outfield. 


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  1. Hills of Glenallen 1 year ago

    They could still trade De Aza and just play some other nobody. They aren’t going anywhere, so what’s it matter if Jordan Danks plays every day if you get prospects back for De Aza? (and lets be honest, what level prospects are they getting for him anyway?)

    • Ted Matula 1 year ago

      exactly. this doesn’t limit the tendency to trade. It might actually help because now both De Aza and Viciedo will get more playing time. They would be happy to play Danks out there, and I bet they start trying Micah Johnson in the OF too. Don’t think he will stick in middle infield, especially with Semien ahead of him and Anderson behind.

      • Matt Galvin 1 year ago

        Hawkins?

        • Ted Matula 1 year ago

          20 years old. Couldn’t handle an aggressive placement into high A ball last year. I’m looking for him to get back on the radar of Sox prospects this year, but it’ll be 2016 or 2017 before he gets a shot.

        • Unassisted Triple Play 1 year ago

          Wow no not even close. Hawkins is closer to a failed prospect than anything else. Here’s a name that people aren’t talking about, Jared Mitchell!

  2. tmcenroe 1 year ago

    …with your good arm.

  3. Jeffy25 1 year ago

    At the time of the peavy trade you told me two of the players in that deal were going to miss 2014, I would guess peavy would be one of them.

  4. OriginalHitman 1 year ago

    Karma is really something, isn’t it?

  5. Max 1 year ago

    I am not as wild about Tank as I once was. Was kind of hoping Garcia would push him out. Oh well.

    • Red_Line_9 1 year ago

      I’m not either, but it’d be a good time for another team to jump in and get him on the cheap. There’s still a chance he can reel off 3 seasons of .260/25-30 for a team inclined to gamble

  6. LittleOtterPaws 1 year ago

    Peavy must be sweating bullets!

  7. Joe Orsatti 1 year ago

    Bernadina should be a target of the White Sox

  8. Rene2331 1 year ago

    They are not rebuilding. But what type o prospects did you think
    De Aza would bring? Wont be that good

    • Unassisted Triple Play 1 year ago

      Of course they are rebuilding. If De Aza continues to hit he could bring in a pretty good young prospect in a deadline deal. There is interest in him.

      • StevenP2204 1 year ago

        “Continues to hit”? It’s hard to take your opinion seriously after a comment like that. He hasn’t hit since the first series.

        First 3 games: .364 avg, 3 home runs
        Last 10 games: .097 avg, 0 home runs

        He needs to start hitting before he can continue doing it.

  9. Unassisted Triple Play 1 year ago

    So you’re saying that no one wins. Probable.

  10. Tko11 1 year ago

    That is really unfortunate…and all these injuries are really making fantasy baseball hard.

    • Red_Line_9 1 year ago

      I have 4 DL players and one slot in a 15 team league. I’m riding Brandon Crawford at SS. Getting to the point of needing to check early lineups just.to stream

  11. WrigleyTerror37 1 year ago

    Really sad to see him go down. Was looking forward to watching Garcia play this year.

  12. Red_Line_9 1 year ago

    Truth is, though, the underappreciated aspect of winning teams is that they are generally the ones that stayed healthiest.

  13. Red_Line_9 1 year ago

    Bad for the Sox this season. Given that Garcia was one of their marketing efforts during what was all but certain to be a lost season.

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