White Sox OF Avisail Garcia has surgery on knee

White Sox OF Avisail Garcia has surgery on knee

CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox say outfielder Avisail Garcia has had surgery on his right knee.

Limited to 93 games because of discomfort in the knee, Garcia went from batting .330 in a breakout All-Star season in 2017 to .236 this year. The team announced Monday he had surgery.

The White Sox also said catcher Kevan Smith had ankle surgery and pitcher Tyler Danish has refused his outright assignment, making him a free agent.

Chicago finished fourth in the AL Central at 62-100 — six losses shy of the franchise record.

White Sox OF Avisail Garcia has surgery on right knee

White Sox OF Avisail Garcia has surgery on right knee

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox say outfielder Avisail Garcia has had surgery on his right knee.

Limited to 93 games because of discomfort in the knee, Garcia went from batting .330 in a breakout All-Star season in 2017 to .236 this year. The team announced Monday he had surgery.

The White Sox also said catcher Kevan Smith had ankle surgery and pitcher Tyler Danish has refused his outright assignment, making him a free agent.

Chicago finished fourth in the AL Central at 62-100 – six losses shy of the franchise record.

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White Sox's Daniel Palka: Will train for first base in offseason

White Sox's Daniel Palka: Will train for first base in offseason

Palka will work out at first base during the offseason, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Palka, who has played both corner outfield spots and DH this season, has played first base in the Diamondbacks and Twins minor-league systems and taken grounders in practice for the White Sox. Manager Rick Renteria is pleased with Palka’s power but understands his outfield defense will limit the manager’s flexibility. Palka could be the primary DH next season, and by expanding his position versatility, Renteria can get his bat in the lineup at first base or the outfield when he uses the DH spot to spell a position regular.

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White Sox batters break season strikeout record

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No team in major league history struck out more times than the 2018 Chicago White Sox.

The White Sox set a new single-season record on Saturday for the most times their batters have struck out when Minnesota Twins starter Kyle Gibson fanned Yoan Moncada and Yolmer Sanchez to lead off the game.

The second out was strikeout No. 1,572 of the year for Chicago, breaking the record that the Milwaukee Brewers set only a year ago.

It was fitting that Moncada was involved in tying the mark — the 23-year-old leads the majors in whiffing 216 times this season.

White Sox's Jose Abreu: Shut down for season

White Sox's Jose Abreu: Shut down for season

Abreu (infection) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

With less than a week left in the regular season and the White Sox well out of playoff contention, the team opted to shut down the stud first baseman. Abreu played just six games over the final month and a half of the season due to multiple injuries, preventing him from reaching 25 homers and 100 RBI for the first time in his five-year career. He should be ready to go by the start of spring training.

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