(CHICAGO) — Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the team announced Thursday.
Garcia, 22, injured the shoulder while attempting a diving catch in the sixth inning of the White Sox’s loss Wednesday. Garcia had an MRI on Thursday revealing the tear, which requires season-ending surgery.
“Obviously, it’s lousy,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. “It stinks for the kid, who is crushed right now, who is very disappointed. He was hoping this was going to be a temporary thing, but obviously understands the medical situation and the realities in front of us and what they are. He’s taking it very hard, the GM expressed. “It stinks for White Sox fans who are going to be deprived of the opportunity of seeing this kid on a daily basis this year. It’s really just one of the crueler realities of sports.”
Chicago acquired Garcia from Detroit last season as part of a three-team trade that also involved Boston. Garcia was hitting .267 with two home runs, four RBIs, and a .353 on-base percentage this season.
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio
Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire