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White Sox feature an all-Garcia outfield again after Willy Garcia promoted

White Sox feature an all-Garcia outfield again after Willy Garcia promoted

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tuesday’s roster move has resulted in the return of the Tres Garcias lineup.

The White Sox promoted outfielder Willy Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday after they demoted Jacob May late Monday night. One of five finalists for the White Sox minor leaguer of the month, Garcia hit .294/.395/.529 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 81 plate appearances at Charlotte.

Garcia’s strong start also earned him an earlier April promotion to fill in for three days when Melky Cabrera was placed on the paternity list. That presented the White Sox to play an All-Garcia outfield, which Rick Renteria implemented on April 14 with Willy Garcia in left field, Leury Garcia in center and Avisail Garcia in right field. It was the first time in major league history all three starting outfielders shared the same surname and only the fourth time it had ever happened. The Alou brothers, Felipe, Manny and Matty, all played together late in three contests for the San Francisco Giants during the 1963 pennant race.

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Willy Garcia went 2-for-7 with a double in two games with the White Sox.

May never found a rhythm in his month as the White Sox starting center fielder. He started his career 0-for-26 before he picked up his first major league hit on April 22. May had an RBI single in his final game on Monday night. Renteria said he hopes May benefits from more playing time at Triple-A Charlotte.

“You have seen his playing time diminish a little bit,” Renteria said. “We’ve been trying to mix him in in and out. The way Leury and everybody else has been doing out in the field and hitting, it’s kind of tough to find that spot. So we were going to be relegated to pinch-running possibly pinch-hitting and some defense.

“It will serve him better to get more at-bats and playing time.”

White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 2

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 2

In Part 2 of "Ask Us Anything" we answer the following questions: Who will be the biggest free agent the White Sox sign this off-season? What are the chances they trade Avi Garcia before the deadline? What's your assessment so far of Luis Robert?  Who's on your all-time busted prospect list? Is Omar Vizquel the next White Sox manager? Would the 1994 White Sox have won the World Series if there wasn't a strike?  What's the long term plan at third base? These questions and many more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.

If you missed Part 1 of 'Ask Us Anything', you can listen to the full episode here 

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White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

White Sox catching prospect Zack Collins is being talked about in some elite company after a recent accomplishment.

Collins participated in the Southern League Home Run Derby in Double-A earlier this evening for the Birmingham Barons, and he secured his first career home run derby win.

Now, this is cool, thanks to NBC Sports Chicago’s stats guru Chris Kamka: Dating way back to 1895, Babe Ruth was born on Feb. 6, 1895. Collins was born on the same day as Ruth, but 100 years later.

It’s still way too early to make any sort of comparisons, but it’s a fun way to connect the two.

Collins so far this season is hitting .267 with 9 HR, 33 RBI’s and 59 BB in 62 games. Those walks lead the Southern League. The next highest is 39.

Collins is hitting much better than he did when he was with Single-A Winston-Salem last season. Collins hit a mere .233 in 101 games.

Think about this too. Rick Hahn mentioned several White Sox prospects will get promotions in the coming days. Could this mean Collins will get his opportunity? We’ll just have to wait and see.