Garcia will undergo knee surgery Oct. 2, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports. Offseason surgery had long been expected for Garcia, who has battled knee issues all season after hurting his knee all the way back on Opening Day. He's been limited to just 88 games and struggled to a .238/.278/.440 slash line while playing through the pain.
Garcia is not in Sunday's starting lineup against the Cubs. Garcia is 6-for-12 over the last three games but will head to the bench for the series finale. Daniel Palka grabs the start in right field for the White Sox, batting third.
Garcia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Orioles. Garcia's solo blast in the ninth inning gave the White Sox some breathing room. It was his 18th homer of the season, matching his career high set in 2017. He's in a groove right now, having gone 11-for-35 (.314) with five walks, two doubles, four homers, 10 RBI and nine runs scored over the last 10 games.
Garcia went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk and a second run scored Friday against the Orioles. Garcia launched his 17th home run of the season in the fifth inning, giving his team a 7-2 lead. The 27-year-old has been seeing the ball well recently, going 10-for-35 with two doubles, three home runs and nine RBI over his previous 10 games. Garcia owns a .240/.279/.450 slash line through 81 contests in 2018.
Garcia is not in the lineup Monday against the Royals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Garcia has been battling knee pain recently, so he'll take a seat for Monday's series opener after starting three consecutive games, going 4-for-10 with a homer and two RBI in those contests. Manager Rick Renteria said last week that the outfielder's knee may bother him the rest of the season, so he figures to see time off down the stretch as needed. Daniel Palka is starting in right field in this one, with Omar Narvaez serving as the DH and Welington Castillo slotting in behind the dish.
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