Garcia signed a one-year, $1.55 million deal with the White Sox on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of Fancred reports. Garcia only played in 82 games due to knee and hamstring injuries that forced him to spend two separate stints on the disabled list. The 27-year-old also missed time the previous season with hand and finger issues, so there's real durability concerns here. He wound up slashing .271/.303/.376 with four home runs, 32 RBI and 12 stolen bases for the White Sox in 2018.
Garcia went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout in the first half of Friday's twin bill against the Twins. Garcia plated Chicago's only run of the ballgame in the third inning on an infield single. He's gone 2-for-11 with the lone RBI and a walk through four games since returning from the disabled list. With three games remaining in the season, Garcia is slashing .276/.307/.382 through 81 contests.
Garcia (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Saturday's game against the Cubs, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Garcia had been on the shelf since Aug. 21 with a left hamstring strain, but he's finally returned to health. The 27-year-old will look to finish out the season strong after slashing .280/.310/.391 over 77 games in 2018.
Garcia (hamstring) took light batting practice Saturday, David Just of the Chicago Sun-TImes reports. It's encouraging to see the activity from Garcia, who has a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring, but he still has some time before he's able to return to action.
Garcia is dealing with a Grade 2 hamstring strain and will be sidelined for 3-to-6 weeks as a result. Garcia suffered the injury during Monday's game against the Twins, and a subsequent MRI revealed the issue to be slightly more serious than originally anticipated. Depending on how his recovery progresses, Garcia could ultimately be sidelined through the remainder of the season. Adam Engel figures to man center field while Garcia is on the shelf.