Garcia returns, Sox option fellow outfielder Coats

Garcia returns, Sox option fellow outfielder Coats

The White Sox activated right fielder Avisail Garcia from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday before their game against the Phillies at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago optioned outfielder Jason Coats to Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move.

Garcia has been out since Aug. 6 due to a sprained right knee. Before the injury, the 25-year-old was batting .240 with nine home runs and 36 RBIs in 86 games for the White Sox this season.

The 26-year-old Coats has hit .189 with a home run and three RBIs in 18 games over three stints with the big league club in 2016, his first Major League season. He has a slash line of .329/.390/.512 in 65 games with Charlotte this season.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.