White Sox

White Sox

The injury plague continued Saturday on the South Side.

Already without Yoan Moncada, Nicky Delmonico and Jose Abreu, the White Sox placed Leury Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb.

Manager Rick Renteria said that Garcia injured it in Minnesota when he slipped on some stairs and fell on it awkwardly. Renteria also said Garcia re-aggravated his thumb during a swing in Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was removed from the game.

"They did an MRI this morning, saw a little aggravation to his ligament," Renteria said. "So instead of trying to pressure him and make him feel like he’s got to hurry himself along, I think that’s what precipitated the DL. Obviously, we have Rymer (Liriano) now to come in and help fill a little void."

Garcia is in the midst of having the best season of his career. The 26-year-old utility man has nine home runs and 33 RBIs in 87 games with a .270/.316/.423 slash line.

In a corresponding move, the White Sox recalled a former Top 100 prospect in Liriano, who they acquired via waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers last October.

In 123 games this season in Triple-A Charlotte, Liriano is batting .256/.323/.416 with 17 home runs, 52 RBIs and 67 runs.

"Rymer came into the Padre organization while I was still down there," Renteria said. "He was a very strong prospect for us at that time there. Could run, had some pop, very good arm, decent defender. He was very high energy. He had to learn how to tone himself down a little bit. I think he has done that.

 

"I think he’s a kid that over the course of his career has had a pretty decent idea of the plate, of the zone, and has continued to develop in the minor leagues. He had a little time with Milwaukee a few years ago. He has continued to move along. Hopefully, he’ll give us some solid at-bats at the plate, regardless of righty-lefty, and play some defense for us, kind of balance that out for us."