LaMarre went 1-for-3 in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Tigers. LaMarre made his third start in four games as manager Rick Renteria is fond of getting those righty-lefty matchups. In this case, the right-handed-hitting LaMarre started in left field against the left-handed Francisco Liriano. With Avisail Garcia (knee) and Leury Garcia (hamstring) sidelined, Renteria has been juggling bodies in and out of the corner outfield spots. Against lefties, he can deploy LaMarre and Ryan Cordell; for right-handers, he has Nicky Delmonico and Daniel Palka.
LaMarre left Sunday's game against the Red Sox due to right hip soreness, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. LaMarre went 1-for-4 prior to being replaced by Nicky Delmonico later in the game. LaMarre will be considered day-to-day moving forward. The White Sox are slated to begin a three-game series with the Tigers on Monday.
LaMarre started in left field and went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Tigers. This was LaMarre's first start in seven games and it came against Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd. There hasn't been a strict platoon in left field under manager Rick Renteria, but he's been away from the team dealing with a bout of lightheadedness. In the meantime, bench coach Joe McEwing is serving as the interim manager and may have a different philosophy with respect to left field. The right-handed hitting LaMarre will share left field with left-handed hitters like Daniel Palka and Nicky Delmonico.
LaMarre was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday. LaMarre will head back to the minors with Leury Garcia (hamstring) expected to return from the disabled list Friday. The 29-year-old outfielder has hit .273/.273/.455 in eight big-league games with the White Sox so far this season.
LaMarre went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Tigers. LaMarre's first career homer in the second inning turned out to be the game-winning hit. It was nice that the Michigan native could delight a subset of fans at Detroit's Comerica Park but LaMarre is a 29-year-old career minor leaguer that's filling space on the White Sox's roster. He's not expected to provide much fantasy value. When he's in the starting lineup, LaMarre lines up in left field, a position he shares with Nicky Delmonico and Daniel Palka.
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