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White Sox: Leury Garcia promoted as Bonifacio goes on DL

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White Sox: Leury Garcia promoted as Bonifacio goes on DL

BOSTON — Emilio Bonifacio has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain on Wednesday afternoon.

The White Sox utility man crumpled to the ground in pain and grabbed his side during a third-inning at-bat in Tuesday night’s 9-4 win over the Boston Red Sox. Leury Garcia — who had been called up over the weekend when Bonifacio went on the bereavement list — has been promoted from Triple-A Charlotte.

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Bonifacio’s start on Tuesday was the first time he had played in 11 days and his first start since June 28. He only accumulated 81 plate appearances through the team’s first 98 games.

Garcia, who singled in his only major league at-bat this season, was hitting .296/.338/.364 with 28 stolen bases in 75 games at Charlotte. The player who came back in the August 2013 trade of Alex Rios, Garcia appeared in 74 games for the White Sox in 2014 and stole 11 of 12 bases.

Danny Farquhar to throw out the first pitch before White Sox game on June 1

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Danny Farquhar to throw out the first pitch before White Sox game on June 1

In another example of how amazing Danny Farquhar’s recovery has been, the pitcher will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the White Sox game on June 1.

Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm during the sixth inning of the team’s April 20 game against the Houston Astros. But his recovery has been astounding, and he was discharged from the hospital on May 7. Farquhar’s neurosurgeon expects him to be able to pitch again in future seasons.

Farquhar has been back to visit his teammates at Guaranteed Rate Field a couple times since leaving the hospital. June 1 will mark his return to a big league mound, even if it’s only for a ceremonial first pitch with his wife and three children. Doctors, nurses and staff from RUSH University Medical Center will be on hand for Farquhar’s pitch on June 1.

The White Sox announced that in celebration of Farquhar’s recovery, they will donate proceeds from all fundraising efforts on June 1 to the Joe Niekro Foundation, an organization committed to supporting patients and families, research, treatment and awareness of brain aneurysms.

White Sox Talk Podcast: The fallout from Welington Castillo's suspension

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White Sox Talk Podcast: The fallout from Welington Castillo's suspension

Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber discuss the shocking news that Welington Castillo has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enchancing drug, putting the White Sox catching position in quite the precarious position.  You’ll hear reaction from Rick Hahn and Ricky Renteria, Castillo’s apology, the options the White Sox have at catcher both inside and outside the organization, and what it means not only for Castillo’s future with the White Sox but what the team might do at catcher going forward.