Strained hamstring lands Avi Garcia on 10-Day DL

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 21: Avisail Garcia #26 of the Chicago White Sox takes an at bat against the Minnesota Twins during the game on June 21, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 4-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

White Sox release updating injury to RF Avi Garcia in Monday’s win over the Mariners.



            CHICAGO – Prior to today’s game vs. Seattle, the Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Avisaíl García on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled outfielder Daniel Palka from Class AAA Charlotte.

            Palka, 26, is batting .286 (18-63) with three doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and 11 runs scored in 17 games this season, his first in the White Sox organization after being claimed off waivers from Minnesota on November 4, 2017. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Palka, who bats and throws left-handed, is tied for the International League lead in homers and tied for second in runs scored and walks (10).

            He is a career .270 (576-2,134) hitter with 109 homers and 361 RBI in 555 games over six minor-league seasons in the Arizona (2013-15), Twins (2016-17) and White Sox (2018) organizations. He originally was selected by the Diamondbacks in the third round of the 2012 draft out of Georgia Tech University.

            Palka, who has no major-league experience, will wear uniform No. 18.

            García, 26, suffered the injury in the second inning of last night’s victory against the Mariners. He is hitting .233 (17-73) with one home run, four RBI and five runs scored in 18 games this season. García was an American League All-Star in 2017.

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