Avisail Garcia needs shoulder surgery, will miss rest of season

This play marked the conclusion of Avisail Garcia's 2014 season.
This play marked the conclusion of Avisail Garcia's 2014 season. (USATSI)

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White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia has a torn labrum in his left shoulder after injuring it during Wednesday's game in Colorado. He'll need surgery to repair it, which will end his 2014 season. The White Sox made the announcement official Thursday afternoon.

Garcia, 22, was attempting a diving catch in the sixth inning Thursday, after which he was in obvious pain laying on the field. He laid there for a few minutes before departing the game.

Since being acquired in the trade that sent Jose Iglesias to the Tigers and Jake Peavy to the Red Sox last July, Garcia has hit .298/.332/.450 (110 OPS+) with four doubles, two triples, seven homers and 25 RBI in 202 plate appearances.

Jordan Danks has been recalled to take Garcia's roster spot. The White Sox can start Dayan Viciedo, Adam Eaton and Alejandro De Aza in the three outfield spots with Danks and Leury Garcia also as options moving forward.

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