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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||600.00||20.00||.270||83.00||72.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||24||4||0|| .231|| .167|| .167|
|vs Ventura (Career)||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||122||26||4|| .276|| .352|| .213|
|Last 7 Games|
White Sox' Avisail Garcia learns from injury-riddled 2014
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/17/15) White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia said he learned a lesson during his injury-riddled 2014, according to CSN.
Garcia played in just 46 games last year after tearing his labrum on April 9. The 23-year-old has been working hard to get in better shape this offseason, and said he's learned a lot after sitting out most of last year. "It's a lesson," Garcia said. "You have to think of the future, not in the past. The past is the past. Now is the future."
Garcia pointed to the team's offseason moves as proof that everyone on the team is working harder and wants to win. In order to do so, Garcia will need a big season. He's set to open the year as the team's starter in right, and should slot in the middle of the team's lineup.
Garcia has a career .272/.314/.413 slash line over 463 at-bats in the majors.
White Sox OF Avisail Garcia dropped weight during offseason
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/26/15) White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia dropped roughly 15 pounds during the offseason, according to MLB.com.
"I've been eating healthy, working real hard at the gym, Garcia said. "I have to be ready for spring training. I can't go there and be fat." With the weight loss, Garcia is hoping to keep his power potential. "I don't want to lose speed, I don't want to lose power," Garcia said. "I want to be in the middle. I know I can do a little bit of everything, so that's why I've been working really hard on speed, power, hitting and defense, so I can help my team win."
Garcia hit .244/.305/.413 over 172 at-bats last year.
Hahn: White Sox 'still very bullish' about Avisail Garcia's potential
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/15/14) While a left shoulder injury kept White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia from making a significant impact in 2014, the team's outlook on the 23-year-old outfielder has not changed. They are still as excited about his future as the day they traded for him in late July 2013.
"This guy is going to be one of the future stars in the league," White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams said of Garcia during a Winter Meetings appearance on MLB Network, per MLB.com. "Rick (Hahn) and I set out to remake the club a couple of years ago and we knew we were going to take it on the chin. But we wanted to get young, impact players. It started with the [Jake] Peavy deal to get Avi Garcia."
Hahn also continues to tout Garcia's potential impact.
"The upside is tremendous," Hahn said. "There is a reason this guy was targeted a couple of years back when we acquired him. We are still very bullish on his potential."
Avisail Garcia back in lineup Saturday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/27/14) White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.
Garcia missed Friday's game after coming out of Thursday's action with lower back stiffness. He has hit .252/.315/.429 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 163 at-bats.
Lower back injury knocks Avisail Garcia out of Thursday's game
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/25/14) White Sox outfelder Avisail Garcia was forced out of Thursday's game against the Royals with a stiff lower back injury, ESPN Chicago reports. Garcia left the game in the third and was replaced by Moises Sierra. He will likely miss Friday's game, according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Garcia owns a .252/.315/.429 slash line with seven homers and 29 RBI over 163 at-bats.
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|2014 summary: Avisail Garcia opened up the season as the White Sox's starting right fielder, but eight games into the schedule, he tore a labrum trying to make a catch. After Garcia underwent surgery on his left shoulder days later, it was presumed by many that he would miss the rest of the season, but the presumption was wrong. Garcia returned to play the final six weeks, showing some decent power by hitting five home runs and eight doubles in 142 at-bats, though he batted just .239 over that span.|
Playing time status: Once again, Garcia will enter the season as the team's right fielder, and he should see steady at-bats in that role.
2015 outlook: Coming up through the Tigers' farm system, Garcia appeared to be on track to develop into a power/speed threat, but he may not be prepared to deliver on either of those at this stage of career. Though Garcia can pack a wallop, a high ground ball rate could prevent him from hitting as many as 20 homers. Though he possesses speed, a lack of basestealing efficiency could limit his stolen base total. Though this could be a breakout year for Garcia, he could disappoint if drafted as anything other than a late-rounder in standard mixed leagues.
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