White Sox reinstate Avisail Garcia from 15-day disabled list; option Jason Coats to Class AAA Charlotte

Prior to tonight's game vs. Philadelphia, the Chicago White Sox returned outfielder Avisail Garcia from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Garcia on the roster, the White Sox optioned outfielder Jason Coats to Charlotte.

Garcia, 25, was placed on the disabled list on August 9 (retroactive to August 7) with a sprained right knee. He played in three games with Charlotte on his rehab assignment, going 5-13 (.385) with one home run and four RBI.

Garcia is hitting .240 (69-288) with nine home runs and 36 RBI over 86 games with Chicago this season. He was 5-15 (.333) with three homers and six RBI in August prior to suffering the injury.

Coats, 26, is hitting .189 (7-37) with two doubles, one home run and three RBI over three stints with the White Sox in 2016.

He owns a .329 (81-246) average with 17 doubles, eight homers, 29 RBI, 34 runs scored, a .390 on-base percentage and .902 OPS over 65 games with Charlotte. Coats would lead the International League in average and OPS and rank second in on-base percentage with the required plate appearances.